Perl - config

Cyril Lavier cyril.lavier at
Sun Nov 27 22:48:16 UTC 2011

Hi Veerle.

I don't know if this will help you, but I also run an awstats with 
nginx, and here is how I managed to make it work.

First, I made a symlink from /var/www/stats/awstats to /usr/lib/cgi-bin

Then, here is the configuration file (it's a virtual host) :

server {

     listen   80;
     listen   [::]:80;

     server_name  stats.yourwebsite.tld;

     access_log  /var/log/nginx/stats.yourwebsite.tld.access.log combined;
     error_log /var/log/nginx/stats.yourwebsite.tld.error.log;
     root   /var/www/stats;

     location ^~ /awstats-icon {
             alias /usr/share/awstats/icon/;
             access_log off;

     location ^~ /awstatscss {
             alias /usr/share/doc/awstats/examples/css/;
             access_log off;

     location ^~ /awstatsclasses {
             alias /usr/share/doc/awstats/examples/classes/;
                access_log off;

     location ~ ^/.*\.pl$ {
             gzip off;
         fastcgi_pass  unix:/tmp/cgi.sock;
             fastcgi_index index.cgi;
             fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME  
             fastcgi_param SCRIPT_NAME    $fastcgi_script_name;
             fastcgi_param QUERY_STRING       $query_string;
             fastcgi_param REQUEST_METHOD     $request_method;
             fastcgi_param CONTENT_TYPE       $content_type;
             fastcgi_param CONTENT_LENGTH     $content_length;
             fastcgi_param GATEWAY_INTERFACE  CGI/1.1;
             fastcgi_param SERVER_SOFTWARE    nginx;
             fastcgi_param REQUEST_URI        $request_uri;
             fastcgi_param DOCUMENT_URI       $document_uri;
             fastcgi_param DOCUMENT_ROOT      $document_root;
             fastcgi_param SERVER_PROTOCOL    $server_protocol;
             fastcgi_param REMOTE_ADDR        $remote_addr;
             fastcgi_param REMOTE_PORT        $remote_port;
             fastcgi_param SERVER_ADDR        $server_addr;
                fastcgi_param SERVER_PORT        $server_port;
             fastcgi_param SERVER_NAME        $server_name;
         fastcgi_param REMOTE_USER        $remote_user;


Then, you will be able to access your awstats by 

And don't hesitate to add authentication.


On 11/27/2011 11:37 PM, Veerle wrote:
> Hello again, just tried something like that:
>    location = /cgi-bin/ {
>      root /usr/lib/cgi-bin;
>      gzip off;
>      include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
>      fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/fcgiwrap.socket;
>      fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME /usr/lib/cgi-bin/;
>    }
> But i only get a 403 as error.
> Error message is:
>   *415 FastCGI sent in stderr: "Cannot get script name, is DOCUMENT_ROOT
> and SCRIPT_NAME set and is the script executable?" while reading
> response header from upstream, client: 80.24.x.x, server: test, request:
> "GET /cgi-bin/ HTTP/1.1", upstream:
> "fastcgi://unix:/var/run/fcgiwrap.socket:",
> And why is the root-part needed? SCRIPT_FILENAME is not enough?
> Thanks
> Posted at Nginx Forum:,219151,219161#msg-219161
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Cyril "Davromaniak" Lavier

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