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How do I test VB5 cgi?

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I have a script written in vb5 that I want to test because I am trying to learn cgi..but I don't know how to test it. I have a cgi-bin at www.virtualave.net and I compiled the exe and put it in there...but it just downloads the cgi exe. How do you test cgi?? Please help.
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You might not be able to run .EXE 'CGI scripts' on your server unless they are running Windows NT.  If they are running Windows NT (something to e-mail them and ask), then you should be able to run it like any other script.  I know running a VB CGI script works with the Xitami web server for Windows, not sure if it works with IIS correctly though, might have to go to the URL like this...

http://www.virtualave.net/cgi-bin/username/test.exe

or something to that effect.  If they aren't running a version of Windows, you can't really run CGI scripts like that in Unix, you'd need to learn Perl (which isn't a whole lot different than VB)  Hope it helps a little bit.
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