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CERN/3.0pre6 (W3C httpd) - /cgi-bin/ problem

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We use CERN/3.0pre6 (W3C httpd) and we are at this moment experiencing problems with our /cgi-bin/ directory. We are able to execute scripts in the /cgi-bin/ directory, but NOT in any of its sub-directories (i.e. /cgi-bin/test/). Is it possible to allow execution in the sub-directories? If so, how do we allow it?

In the httpd.conf file we found this line:
exec /cgi-bin/* /usr/inetserv/www/hosts/0/cgi/*

Is it possible to allow executions in a sub-directory called i.e. "test", if we add a similar line but with another path (example below)?

exec /cgi-bin/* /usr/inetserv/www/hosts/0/cgi/*
exec /cgi-bin/test/* /usr/inetserv/www/hosts/0/cgi/test/*

If this work, the problem may be that is very inefficient to change the httpd.conf file every time we want to allow a new sub-directory´s content to be executed. So if you know of any other way to allow execution in new sub-directories (without editing the httpd.conf file every time), we appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

Henrik Larsson (thornbush)
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gabsi earned 300 total points
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It works fine if you dont use a subdirectory of a used directoryi:you can't use/cgi-bin/ and /cgi-bin/subdir
Exec    /cgi-bin/*      /www/bin/*
Exec    /Script/Oracle/*   /www/bin/Oracle/*
Exec    /Script/session/*  /www/bin/session/*
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by:thornbush
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I hope that this work. :-)

Do I need to reboot the server after I have changed the httpd.conf file?
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