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CGI/SSI and security

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I'm trying to prevent users from seeing a certain part of the web site.  (That part I can do.)  What I want to do next is to use a CGI script to check the IP number of the user and see if he may access the restricted area or not.  (That part I can do as well.)  The third part I'm having trouble with.

I want a SSI to use the returned value from the CGI script (either a yes or a no) and then, using XSSI, display a button to that section (if allowed) or don't display anything at all (if not allowed).  I'm unable to use the return value in any further SSI action.  Any help???

What I don't really want to do (but have to untill another solution comes up) is to have the CGI script generate the complete page.

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anguslai earned 100 total points
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SSI Work only if the server directly return html page to browser.

In your case, your form value is either "Yes" or "No", then you can do the following:
1) create 2 html pages, one for "Yes" and one for "No" .
2) In your CGI :
    If value=Yes then
       print Location:Yes.html\n\n
    else
       print Location:No.html\n\n

Hope you happy with this answer!


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by:cfm
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Not the answer I was looking for, but if that is a restriction of SSI, then I must just life with it.

I already implemented that solution.  Was hoping something else is possible.

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