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exec cgi command questions

exec cgi command questions

exec cgi command questions

(OP)
Can I use an <!--#exec cgi="url"--> to execute a CGI script on a completly different server?

Also...

Can the CGI script on that other server somehow tell the address of the page that executed it? (like an enviromental variable?)

And how would the remote CGI script send data back to the page that executed it?

Thank you in advance,
Drew

RE: exec cgi command questions

I don't think you'd be able to run the CGI on the remote server.  As I understand it, the "exec" command in a server parsed page will run a local script only.  From a security point of view though, SSI, and the "exec" command in particular, are generally regarded as not being very secure.  It might be worth looking for a different solution to your problem.




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0 1 - Just my two bits

RE: exec cgi command questions

If your local webserver allows Server Side Includes and the remote script allows remote execution then it will work.

Although I don't think the remote host will be able to send data back. I think that's outside the scope of SSI. Of course I could be wrong on this point. Any other offers?


Seth

Seth Yates
syates@hawtal.co.uk

RE: exec cgi command questions

(OP)
If none of this will work, how do sites run their banners? That is a good example of what I am talking about. The page activates a remote script that sends data back (the banner.)

RE: exec cgi command questions

I don't know, but I think the ad banner gets sent directly to the client.

The first server builds the page leaving a space for the ad. The include requests a remote script on another server which then sends the banner image to the client.

Perhaps you could contact an ad company like http://doubleclick.net/ to confirm.

Seth Yates
syates@hawtal.co.uk

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