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Non cgi files in the cgi-bin folder??

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program: Postcard Direct 4.5.1
url: http://www.ginini.com/software/postcard-direct/
documentation url: http://www.ginini.com/software/postcard-direct/doco.html


Is there any problem to have non-cgi files (html templates, images...) in a cgi-bin folder? I have put all the postcard files in a cgi-bin folder to have all the files together (under a "cgi-bin/postcard/" folder) and to ease configuration.

P.S.: I installed ultimate bulletin board (www.infopop.com) and it had non-cgi files in a non-cgi folder.


Thanks for your help.
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Not a problem with having non-cgi files in the cgi-bin folder. In fact, it's a pretty common thing to do with many cgi programs. Depending on how the server was set up at the host, it's a little bit of cheap security, since the ones I've dealt with always limit viewing on any files in the cgi-bin folders.

With the Cobalt servers - you can run cgi programs without a cgi folder.

Hope this helps.
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by:oscardelahoya
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I thought it could have security problems or compromise the speed of the server.

Thank you!
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Glad I was able to help.

Good luck in the web business!
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