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[ale] CGI and Earthlink hosting



Earthlink does support CGI.pm and many others for the web hosting
accounts. There is a way to check that using the control panel for
Earthlink on the account support page. I did a perl app for a client a
year ago or so and nearly every perl module that was useful for web
application development was supported. 

On Wed, 2002-03-13 at 13:02, Geoffrey wrote:
> I doubt the will permit you to do any cgi stuff.  Most larger ISPs, will 
> not because of the risk.
> 
> David S. Jackson wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm trying to create a cgi perl script on an earthlink host.  I'm
> > not sure if they even support CGI.pm, or if so, to what extent.
> > I've asked several times via email, and they don't respond to
> > mod_perl or CGI.pm questions.
> > 
> > The scripts seem to work fine on my boxes.  I only change the
> > directory paths for the remote scripts.  But since I don't have
> > access to their logs, I can't tell precisely what the errors are
> > on their site.  
> > 
> > Near as I can tell, everything *should* work fine, but it
> > doesn't.  Example, when I try and load my frontpage.cgi script, I
> > get the following in Netscale alt-u:
> > 
> > 
> > <TITLE>DSJ Networks</TITLE><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN">
> > <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>HASH(0x11302c)</TITLE>
> > <LINK REV=MADE HREF="mailto:HASH(0x113020)">
> > <BASE HREF="HASH(0x112f98)">
> > <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
> > 
> > </SCRIPT>
> > </HEAD><BODY>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > *************  I generate this with:  *************
> > 
> > #!/usr/local/bin/perl -wT
> > 
> > use Carp;
> > use CGI qw(:standard *table );
> > 
> > use strict;
> > 
> > my $baseurl = 'http://www.dsj.net';
> > 
> > print header(), title("DSJ Networks"),
> > start_html({bgcolor=>"white"}, {text=>"#000000"},
> > {Link=>"#0000ff"}, {vlink=>"#551a8b"}, {alink=>"#ff0000"});
> > 
> > ####################
> > ## Start Main Table
> > ####################
> > 
> > 
> > print table({cellpadding=>5, width=>"100%"},
> > 
> > Tr(
> > 
> > #######################
> > ## Left Side Navigation
> > #######################
> > 
> > td({valign=>"top", width=>"20%", bgcolor=>"#dddddd"},
> > p( {align=>"center"},
> > a({href=>"http://www.dsj.net"},
> > img({align=>"center", src=>"$baseurl/penguin.jpg", alt=>'DSJ Net
> > Home'}, '')
> > )   # End of anchor
> > ),  # End of paragraph
> > br(),
> > 
> > blah blah etc etc
> > 
> > **********************  end my script **********************
> > 
> > 
> > So, I ask, what's causing this problem?  Why am I getting a
> > <SCRIPT LANGUAGE = "JAVASCRIPT"> forgodsake????
> > 
> > TIA.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Until later: Geoffrey		esoteric at 3times25.net
> 
> I didn't have to buy my radio from a specific company to listen
> to FM, why doesn't that apply to the Internet (anymore...)?
> 
> 
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