executing a background script from embedded perl

Kingsley Foreman kingsley at internode.com.au
Thu Sep 11 19:48:42 MSD 2008

Ive taken the easy way out, fastcgi and php :)

From: "mike" <mike503 at gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 12:57 AM
To: <nginx at sysoev.ru>
Subject: Re: executing a background script from embedded perl

> 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
> annoying!

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