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Old 03-15-2006, 09:00 PM   #1
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Default what is the cgi-bin?

what is it and what is cgi?

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Old 03-16-2006, 08:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: what is the cgi-bin?

CGI is an acronym...

(it means Common Gateway Interface).

The CGI bin is a folder on your computer where CGI programs live.

CGI is a specification that determins how webservers and clients echange information.
in the day s before script languages like PHP, ASP or Perl people had to write programs, (I.e. real compiled prorgams) with languages such as C to interperate information sent from the client,
the CGI bin is a special folder where the webserver is allowed to execute programs,
normally the webserver is not allowed to execute programs.
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