Re: fastcgi and ssi

Mark Brown (
Wed, 02 Oct 1996 16:23:13 -0400

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To: James <>
Subject: Re: fastcgi and ssi 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 02 Oct 1996 15:42:10 EDT."
Date: Wed, 02 Oct 1996 16:23:13 -0400
From: Mark Brown <>

James Golovich asks:

    I haven't looked into this much, but if you use a server side exec and 
    have it execute a fast cgi program, will it fork another process?  

It shouldn't.

I know we have customers happily using SSI with FastCGI on the Open
Market server -- I know because there were bugs to fix.  I haven't
heard anybody report such experience with Apache or NCSA.  But I'd
like to hear about it.

My impression is that the "include virtual" form of SSI should be
preferred over the "exec cgi" form for running FastCGI apps -- maybe
should be preferred always?