Re: FastCGI 2.0.0

Bill Snapper (
Mon, 07 Apr 1997 15:15:43 -0400

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Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 15:15:43 -0400
From: Bill Snapper <>
To: Ben Gavin <>
Subject: Re: FastCGI 2.0.0

Ben Gavin wrote:
> Hi,
>   I have tried the newest version of the FastCGI devel kit, and I am still
> having troubles running the executables.  I am using IIS 3.0 on NT 4.0.
> When I try to call the fcgi program, it starts up a new instance of
> cgi-fcgi.exe and then just sits there.  It does nothing, that I can see
> anyway.  Could it be waiting for something from the user, or is it it stuck
> in Debug mode or something?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Oh, and when I run the tiny-fcgi.exe it doesn't return the correct headers
> to the browser.  What are some possible reasons for this?  Has ANYONE got
> this up and running under NT 4.0, IIS 3.0?

Yes, I have.   I could be biased though as I developed this.  I use 
Microsoct VC++ 4.2 and it works fine.   I believe you're trying to use
Borland's compiler and I have not built this with Borland so I can't
help you there. 

1) Do you have access to VC++?

   If so, please try and use that to start with.

2) Have you made sure that:
   A) All your FastCGI executables are in the same place as libfcgi.dll
   B) Added a path to your system environment path pointing to 

3) Have you properly specified the entry in the registry for cgi-fcgi?

4) Have you tried running just tiny-fcgi.exe by itself and if so does
   it work?  This should work from a dos command prompt or as a CGI 

- Bill -

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