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I'm working on a webhost that seems to have an undocumented feature.

I inadvertently coded a link to "" - with TWO  
trailing slashes.

When I clicked the link, Apache returned this error:

403 Forbidden
You don't have permission to access  
/cgi-sys/php-fastcgi//index.php on this server.

You may need to create an index.html page or enable the  
directory browsing by creating an .htaccess file containing  
"Options +Indexes".

I have a cgi-sys, but I have no idea what this "fastcgi" stuff  
is about.

Anyone seen this before?

Re: PHP-FastCGI?

Sanders Kaufman wrote:
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Or something in httpd.conf...  What OS are you running?

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Basically (and with a lot of oversimplification), it's plain old CGI
executable, but resident in memory, not loaded from disk at
every request and unloaded upon completion.  For more
information, click around

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Nope.  One of my sites runs on a FastCGI installation (FreeBSD
+ Apache); accessing just gives me


Re: PHP-FastCGI?

NC wrote:

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I checked the web site (of course) and now I understand HOW it  
works (residing in memory connection pooling) - but I swear,  
after 15 minutes there I still can't figure out what features it  

I'm (mildy) concerned about having a CGI that I don't know what  
it does.

What's particularly weird is how it reports that it resides in a  
subdirectory of cgi-bin when I don't have any subdirectories in  

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