[greenstone-users] Re: cgi executable problem (fwd)

From Chaitra Rao
DateTue, 26 Apr 2005 16:30:54 +0530 (IST)
Subject [greenstone-users] Re: cgi executable problem (fwd)
Hi,

> I'm using gs v2.53 on windows XP and Apache 2.0.52. I have to type
>http://my_webaddress/gsdl/cgi-bin/library.exe instead of just /library
>when I set up the Apache server. However, this problem does not occur with
>win2K.
>
>
Yes, you have to type "library.exe" when using the web library version
of Greenstone on Windows. You might be able to set up some kind of alias
so "library" also works -- check the Apache documentation.

>I think executing a cgi executable this way is exposing my system to some
>serious security problems (my system has been attacked twice by the W32
>worm since I installed greenstone!!) Please suggest some alternative.
>
>
Some alternative to what?

Installing a web server exposes your system, not Greenstone. If you
don't need your collection visible on the web run the web server on a
non-standard port to reduce your risk.

Regards,

Michael