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.