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Document Contains No Data - problem with DBasics WWWAdminPro

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I'm running DBasics WWWAdminPro on a FreeBSD Server.
I enter a test message to be added to the WWWBOARD and preview it - no problem so far.
When I choose Post Message I get a Document contains no data message. The permissions are all set correctly, and the scripts run fine on a different server.
Try it  at www.rusholme.com/wwwboard/talkshop/
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by:Voodoo
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This script is working correctly, but the reason that wwwboard is returning an "empty page" (when I tried it, I was returned a HTML page, with nothing in the body).

Is it possible for you to place the wwwboard.cgi file at an accessible URL so that I can examine the source code further?
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I'll put the source code at http://www.rusholme.com/source.txt very shortly
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I've now put the source at http://www.rusholme.com/source.txt

The script actually created the first message file (1.shtml) and gives the no data messeage.

Then it will create no more files!!
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by:ozo
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do you have the "wwwboard.cfg" and "wwwadmin.cfg" files?
Do you see anything in your server error logs?

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When I run the source at http://www.rusholme.com/source.txt, or open
http://www.rusholme.com/wwwboard/wwwboard.cgi
I don't get a Document contains no data message

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by:MrG
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Try using the webboard at:
http://www.rusholme.com/talkshop/test

The config files are in the directory
http://www.rusholme.com/talkshop
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When I try to run a duplicate of your wwwboard.cgi locally, I get
Permission denied at wwwboard.cgi 229.
which looks like
open(NEWFILE,">$basedir/$mesgdir/$num\.$ext") || die $!;
Does your server have permission to access that file?
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by:xpoint
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What you need to do is telnet in to shell, and change permissions of your directory /usr/home/gareth/public_html/talkshop/test to 755.  So it would be chmod 755 /usr/home/gareth/public_html/talkshop/test

I believe what is happening is that the CGI is not having the permissons to create the file and write into directory.
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by:MrG
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This doesn't work!! Sorry!!
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by:vmpn
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there is something wrong with the script, I went to authors test page and I got internal server error when for posting. When I got the error that I forgot my name, there was no problem.

Sincerely,
VMPN
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