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RE: BOA web server docs

Aha!   There seems to be a bit of hard-coded magic in BOA which doesn't
really make sense, but which works:

If I use  "ScriptAlias /my-cgi/ /usr/html/local/viewer/cgi-bin/"  I get
Error-404 when using the URL  http://<241q>/my-cgi/access_test.cgi

But, when I use  "ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/html/local/viewer/cgi-bin/"
the URL  http://<241q>/cgi-bin/access_test.cgi  works ok.

I ran a large variety of tests, and eventually learned that if I create
any new CGI directory path (anywhere under DocumentRoot), then the target
of the Alias must have the same name:  "ScriptAlias /abcdefg/
/usr/html/local/abcdefg/", otherwise an Error-404 results.

This is behaviour I would not normally expect from an Alias directive, but
it's only a minor annoyance and easy to live with :-)   It would be
wonderful if this was documented at boa.org (and perhaps at Axis.com too),
but in an open-source world I should try to find a few spare moments to
contribute some effort.  Where can I buy some spare time?  :-)

My sincere thanks to those in this list who responded with suggestions!!

Cheers to all,

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dev-etrax@xxxxxxx.com]On">mailto:owner-dev-etrax@xxxxxxx.com]On
Behalf Of Jonas Holmberg
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 12:11 AM
To: chuckm@xxxxxxx.com
Cc: Mark Richards; arussello@xxxxxxx.com; 'Etrax Developers'
Subject: Re: BOA web server docs

On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 04:45:56PM -0700, chuckm@xxxxxxx.com wrote:
> Here is one little test script that I can run manually but which elicits
> "Error-404" when I try to access it via its URL:

I tried it on an AXIS 241Q and it workd fine. Perhaps you forgot to
restart boa:

/etc/init.d/httpd stop
/etc/init.d/httpd start

This is what I added to boa.conf:

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /etc/httpd/html/viewer/cgi-bin/

I created /etc/httpd/html/viewer/cgi-bin/ and ftp:ed your script to
that directory. Then I made it executable (chmod 755), restarted boa
and pointed my browser to:


And it even gave me the correct IP address :-)