Re: Fast CGI Info

Bill Snapper (
Thu, 05 Jun 1997 10:46:14 -0400

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Date: Thu, 05 Jun 1997 10:46:14 -0400
From: Bill Snapper <>
Subject: Re: Fast CGI Info

Hello Darren,

I had a few minutes this morning and since I had been asked several 
times by different folks on how to make cgi-fcgi work with Netscape
Server I decided to give it a try.  This was not as straight forward
as I would have hoped it would be and in my opinion, the solution is
a bit of a kludge.  So if anyone out there has a better way to make this
work please let me know.

Anyway, here's what I did.

Operating System: Windows NT 4.0 Server
Web Server: Netscape 2.01

1) Add a file type to the NT File Types.

   This is done using the Windows NT Explorer as follows:

   A) Open Windows NT Explorer
   B) Select View -> Options
   C) Select the "File Types" tab
   D) Click on "New Type"
      Description of type: FastCGI Script
      Associated extension: fcgi
   E) Click on New under "Actions"
   F) Enter "open" under Action.
   G) Enter the pathname of the batch file (this is new and is below)
      "c:\FastCGI\FcgiBin\cgi-fcgi.bat" "%1"
   H) Click OK
   G) Add a shellcgi directory to the Netscape server

**** New Batch File: Write this to cgi-fcgi.bat ****
@echo off
./cgi-fcgi.exe -f %1%

   Give this a try and let me know if it works for you.

   As for the native Netscape plugin, all I can say is that I'm working
   on one and it will be available sometime soon.  Sorry I can't be more
   definitive than this but it's being done along with alot of other
   things I'm working on.

Hope this helps,

- Bill -

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