RE: Is anyone on the list using "formmail" CGI script on their RH Apache implementations?
From: Sebastijan Petrovic (SebastijanP_at_digitaldanka.com)
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 11:29:36 -0500 To: "General Red Hat Linux discussion list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I fixed the issue by using FormMail from
Works like a charm.
Thanks Craig et All.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Craig Daters
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 11:08 AM
To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: Re: Is anyone on the list using "formmail" CGI script on their
RH Apache implementations?
Sebastijan Petrovic wrote:
> I've been using FormMail (well known, I'm sure) CGI script on my
> servers for 5-6 years and never had a problem.
> I recently upgraded from RH9 to FC2 and FormMail no longer works.
> Rather, I keep getting 500 errors on the server.
> I tested the script from command line and it's fine, the path to the
> script is good as well as the permissions.
> When I review error_log for Apache it shows Premature end of script
> headers: FormMail.pl
I ran into a scenerio where I was trying to run virtual websites and
when I attempted to run CGI from within the users CGI-bin, I would get
these errors. However, the main site would work just fine (same script)
I never did solve the problem, I just went to using PHP instead. I
believe that this error has to do with running CGI scripts outside of
your docroot. Such as a users directory or something. Apache needs
Suexec compiled into it or somesuch to support this. So I don't know if
it was permissions, or what...I just didn't have the time to figure it
Anyway, if you are using Matt's Formmail script, you should check out:
http://nms-cgi.sourceforge.net/scripts.shtml for their 'nms FormMail'
Their scripts are much more secure, and actually, they have an improved
FormMail script there called TFMail.
We use the nms FormMail right now, but I am looking to switch to the
TFMail when I get a chance.
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