[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)

> 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
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.