executing a background script from embedded perl

mike mike503 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 19:27:55 MSD 2008

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 2:52 AM, Igor Sysoev <is at rambler-co.ru> wrote:

>> does that mean i can run perl-based .cgi and .pl scripts directly from
>> nginx? i didn't think this was supported?
> This is possible, but not recommended.

Yes, the more I looked at that it looked like I was wrong. It's for
embedded perl, not really for sending requests to CGI scripts.

Right now I'm having to proxy to apache on the same machine
(localhost:81) (I was using thttpd but it kept crashing and I needed a
little bit more functionality) - it's sad I have to include something
else in the mix, I just wish we could get everything switched to
something that can be proxied to more natively - fastcgi (php) or
mongrels or something. supporting these older CGI packages is

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