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By chipw ·
I have a FreeBSD machine on my NT network. It has Samba installed and I can read and write to it just fine from my NT Workstation. It is used for web development and smtp. I also have an IIS machine which has some public web site files. These include forms which refer to perl/cgi scripts on the FBSD box. The IIS box has access to read and write to the FBSD box, sees it in NetNeighborhood. When I fill in one of the forms and hit the submit button, it will not run the cgi script on the Fbsd box, this from the internet, outside my network. Inside my network it works great. You can test it by visiting www.simradusa.com and click on Contact then try any of the 4 contacts. I need to know what to do to make the IIS box run the scripts on the BSD box when accessed from the outside world. This doesn't make any sense to me, hopefully it will to someone else.

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by McKayTech In reply to NT to FreeBSD problem

It's a permissions issue and I can't quite put my finger on the whole puzzle. But... what is different about an Internet user versus you is that you are authenticated to the NT domain but the Internet user is not. An anonymous Internet user runs under a special account with limited priviledge.

It might be that there needs to be an account on your FBSD box that corresponds to the Internet User account on the NT domain and that account needs to have Read and Execute permissions on the cgi scripts.

Of course, one might inquire further as to why you don't just run the whole thing on the BSD box. Using IIS as a front-end for a BSD box represents a distinctly unusual cross-platform architecture...

paul

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by chipw In reply to NT to FreeBSD problem

I checked all the permissions, all looks fine - read and execute to the appropriate directories. Apache, on the bsd box, runs as user nobody by
default, so that should be no problem.
As for the unusual architecture, my bsd box is not directly accessible from the internet, the iis box is. Becuase of a particular app that will run only on iis, I have to keep that one where it is, and I have no more public ip addresses to give to the bsd box.

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by chipw In reply to NT to FreeBSD problem

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