Java & FastCGI & Apache server

Steve Harris (
Tue, 02 Jul 1996 10:05:56 -0400

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To: (Marco Baggi)
Subject: Java & FastCGI & Apache server 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 02 Jul 1996 10:31:37 +0200."
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 1996 10:05:56 -0400
From: Steve Harris <>

The answer to your 3 questions:

1. portNum1 and portNum2 should be the same. Cgi-fcgi and TinyFCGI will be 
communicating over the socket created on that port.

2. These should NOT be the same as your server port.

3. Sequence: Invoke java on TinyFCGI with the -DFCGI_PORT option and then 
point 	your browser at the CGI script that runs cgi-fcgi.

4. TinyFCGI should run when invoked "java -DFCGI_PORT=nnnn TinyFCGI". How do 
you know that the socket has not been created? If the FastCGI interface did 
not recognize FCGI_PORT, (i.e., if you put in "fcgi_port", or mistyped), the 
interface would run TinyFCGI as plain CGI and TinyFCGI would write its HTML to 
stdout, which in this case would still be your command line. If it just dies, 
it may be some problem with the port number you chose (it might be in use). In 
any event, I need more info on just where it dies. Since you have the source, 
you could put some Print statements in FCGIInterface. You should write to a 
file, since if the socket creation did work, System.out may have been 
redirected to it.