7.2 Apache Configuration

Apache should be correctly configured if Linux was installed as suggested in Chapter 2. Nonetheless, two directives in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf should be checked before you start using CGI. The ScriptAlias directive should be set to the proper directory:

 ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/" 

The cgi-bin directory should have the proper options:

 <Directory "/var/www/cgi-bin">    AllowOverride None    Options None    Order allow,deny    Allow from all  </Directory> 

The AllowOverride directive tells the server how to handle HTTP authentication with .htaccess files. When the directive is set to None , .htaccess files are ignored.

If you changed anything in httpd.conf , restart the server:

 #  /etc/init.d/httpd graceful  

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Open Source Development with LAMP: Using Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, and PHP
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