Simple CGI Wrappper
The CGI Wrap script creates a scgi-bin
folder at the public_html level of
your web site. This allows you to run scripts with your
own user ID.
The advantage of this is that you can run scripts that
have the same permissions that you do - you can write,
edit, and delete files as you normally do. In a regular
cgi-bin folder, you can only do this
if you set your directory permissions to 777 (world
access) and file permissions to 666, both of which are
quite dangerous as anyone can now modify your web site.
The disadvantage of this is that if there is a security
breach in your script that another person can exploit,
they have access to your site in the same manner that
you do - they can do anything. However, as long as the
scripts you run in the scgi-bin directory
are secure, you have nothing to worry about.
Be sure to read the CGI
Wrap user guide for more detailed information on
using CGI Wrap.
For a more detailed description of the distinction
between normal and wrapped cgi, refer to this article.
To install the Simple CGI Wrapper:
Click on the Simple CGI Wrapper
link in the CGI Center area.
Your scgi-bin folder has now been
set up. All cgi scripts that you would like to run
under your own user ID should be placed in this
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