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Installing htmlarea to cgi-bin

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Jan 10, 2005, 12:36 PM

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Installing htmlarea to cgi-bin Can't Post

I had a question out of curiosity.

Is there any reason why the installation directions on the documentation page suggest not installing htmlarea under the cgi-bin page? Security issues?


Jan 10, 2005, 6:47 PM

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Re: [griff] Installing htmlarea to cgi-bin [In reply to] Can't Post

Some of the plugins have perl backends (which traditionally would require they are in cgi-bin), I guess some of those perl backends may require configuration to maker them "secure". That said some of the plugins have php backends, which will work fine outside cgi-bin, so I think the point is moot.

Anyway, very little of htmlArea is server-side (all server side code is in plugins, the core is entirely clientside), so my advice would be, just put it wherever works for you.

James Sleeman
PHP Programmer


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