How to process only first path element in the URL as the CGI executable
francis at daoine.org
Tue Oct 12 01:29:02 MSD 2010
On Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 08:31:27PM +0100, Frank Church wrote:
> I tried your suggestion and it worked.
> I have yet to learn more about "changing the location definition to include
> all and only the
> requests you want handled this way."
It's the usual security/convenience trade-off. If you know that you're
the only person who can add accessible urls to the server, then you
can make sure that nothing with ".cgi" in the name that might lead to
a security breach will be added.
I prefer to have a less generic configuration -- so, for example, only
files in the /cgi-bin/ namespace should be processed by the fastcgi
server; or perhaps even only spidersample.cgi should be processed
You have to decide what urls should go to the fastcgi service, and find
one or more location patterns that match all of those urls, and match no
So maybe something like
location ~ spidersample.cgi
location ~^ /spidersample.cgi
location ~ /cgi-bin/*\.cgi
location ~ /spidersample.cgi($|/)
will suit your requirements.
All the best,
Francis Daly francis at daoine.org
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