re:Re: FastCGI, NCSA 1.5.2 & SSI

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Tue, 21 Jan 1997 09:34:45 -0500 (EST)

Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 09:34:45 -0500 (EST)
From: Webmaster <>
To: Mike Baptiste <>
Subject: re:Re: FastCGI, NCSA 1.5.2 & SSI
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On 20 Jan 1997, Mike Baptiste wrote:

> The NCSA server disallows an exec cgi SSI (CGI or FastCGI - doesn't matter) 
> IF you have data passed (via QUERY_STRING or PATH_INFO)  The basis for this 
> was allowing PATH Translations (to datafill PATH_TRANSLATED from PATH_INFO) 
> on an SSI would take too much time so they disallowed it.  Well, when they 
> did that they disallowed data being passed in via QUERY_STRING as well (All 
> they do is check the filename of the cgi and ensure nothing else exists at 
> the end of the URL).  According to the NCSA designer I spoke with it just 
> happened and no one seemed to care.

Quick solution: make a /bin/sh wrapper for the CGI in question.  export 
all your variables.

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