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Links outside cgi-bin solution to password protect?
Hello!

I had also the famous problem with protecting admin dir with .htaccess, server was not reading .htaccess in cgi-bin. Anyway, now I put all the cgi dir of links to htdocs dir on my server and enabled it to run cgi scripts from there. Now, I can pwd protect admin dir with .htaccess Smile

Before doing this, I checked FAQs of my hosting, and they say: "For security reasons, we recommend that you run your CGI programs from the provided cgi-bin directory" and "although we discourage the use of CGI programs outside of the cgi-bin, you can do so through the use of a .htaccess file". So, that's what I did.

Why do they "discourage the use of CGI programs outside of the cgi-bin"?

Did I make my links less secure while trying to make it more secure? Crazy

Cheers!
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Thread Links outside cgi-bin solution to password protect? RealOzgur 1580 Jan 29, 2002, 1:49 AM
Post Re: [RealOzgur] Links outside cgi-bin solution to password protect?
sponge 1549 Jan 29, 2002, 2:30 AM