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Wierd cgi-bin permissions

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by ZopfWare, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. ZopfWare

    ZopfWare Regular Pleskian

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    I just installed nagios for doing server monitoring and all of a sudden my cgi-bin directories were giving me fits.

    I had to install the following to get the nagios app to work:

    fping-2.4-1.b2.1.fc2.rf.i386.rpm
    libtool-libs-1.5.6-1.i386.rpm
    perl-Crypt-DES-2.03-3.1.fc2.rf.i386.rpm
    perl-Net-SNMP-4.1.2-0.1.fc2.dag.noarch.rpm

    the above were required to resolve dependencies.

    Now when I try to run something from my cgi-bin I get the following error:

    /home/httpd/vhosts/prescriptionrx.net/cgi-bin/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable, referer: http://www.prescriptionrx.net/login.html

    However after a little research I found out that there may be a bug in php when it is used with the Crypt module???

    I don't know what has happened.

    I found that if I gave my cgi-bin directory the following perms all is fine.

    cgi-bin rwx r-x --x
    it works again.

    I don't understand why the default plesk perms of rwx for owner and r-x for group no longer work.

    Why did I have to give e(x)ecute permissions to other to get my cgi scripts to run again?
    Would really love to know the answer to this.
     
  2. ZopfWare

    ZopfWare Regular Pleskian

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    As an addendum... also this has caused some wierd problems with FrontPage... does anyone know what is going on here? I have completely uninstalled the rpm's I mentioned above, however I still have to change the perms on all my cgi-bin dirs to get any of the scripts to run.

    I'm really lost....
     
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