fastcgi echo hangs if called via form

Sonya Rikhtverchik (
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 10:53:03 -0400

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Subject: fastcgi echo hangs if called via form
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 10:53:03 -0400
From: Sonya Rikhtverchik <>

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Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 21:06:01 -0600
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Can someone verify this problem.  It's simple to demonstrate
and it's driving me crazy.

A link that uses the fastcgi "echo" (Perl or C version) example
program works fine.  But a FORM action set to call the fastcgi
echo program will hang.  

My current setup:
   perl5.004 compiled with sfio
   fastcgi library 2.01b2.1 (from )
      cgi-fcgi with Netscape Server 2.0 (also have 3.0) 0.31
   Solaris 5.4 (I also have 5.5.1 available)

Using fastcgi 1.5.2 cgi-fcgi works fine!  

Here's a little illustration of the parts to this puzzle:
Netscape Browser 3.01 ---------->   Netscape Server 2.0
<form method="POST"                 |
 action="/cgi-bin/echo.fcgi">       |                  
                                    echo.fcgi (cgi-fcgi 2.01b2.1) 
                                    :port echo (C or perl version)

I'd appreciate any ideas on how to debug this problem.  I've been
using "sudo truss -rall -wall -p pid" to connect to running fastcgi
processes then look through the system calls for clues.  But first,
let me know if this is busted for anyone else.


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