Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

.exe as CGI

Posted on 1998-01-13
3
Medium Priority
?
264 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
Hi

I am using an .exe written in Borland's Delphi as a CGI program. I have a server installed (Omnicron's OmniHTTPD 1.0). However, I cannot get the server to execute the program - it continually treats it as a download. Here is the form section HTML:

<FORM METHOD="get" ACTION="cgigui.exe">
<INPUT TYPE="text" NAME="name" SIZE="50">
<INPUT TYPE="submit">
</FORM>

What am I doing wrong?
0
Comment
Question by:sderaadt
3 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
jhance earned 1000 total points
ID: 1831825
If the server is sending the executable back to the browser instead of running it, it's because you haven't configured the directory where cgigui.exe lives as an EXECUTABLE directory or you haven't placed cgigui.exe in the EXECUTABLE directory you have specified.  If you're placing it in your HTML directory and trying to configure that directory to contain CGI program, stop and locate it elsewhere.  That type of configuration is a huge security risk.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:julio011597
ID: 1831826
Sometimes a web server considers to be CGI programs just those having a "cgi" extension.

You could try renaming your executable to "cgicui.cgi".
0
 

Author Comment

by:sderaadt
ID: 1831827
Thankyou jhance, it is often the most obvious answer that is the most elusive!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This tutorial will discuss fancy secure registration forms, with AJAX technology support. In this article I assume you already know HTML and some JS. I will write the code using WhizBase Server Pages, so you need to know some basics in WBSP (you mig…
I hope you'll find this tutorial useful and interesting. So let's try to extend Tcl with a new package.  For anyone more deeply interested please check out the book "Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk". It's really one of the best written books abo…
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery, including how to invoke it on a web page. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery.: (CODE)
Suggested Courses

824 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question