I am new to cgi-bin and I am trying to get a guestbook to work that is off of the htmlgoodies tutorials. I have a directory called cgi-bin and I have the guestbook script inside that directory called guestbook.cgi. I also have the html form page saved in the httpdocs directory. Now, when I fill out the form and hit send, I get an internal Error. What it's suppose to do is send to my email.
It did mention in the tutorial to make sure you upload in ascii or a text editer with no margins. I don't know what they ment by all that. All I did was cut/pasted it into notepad then uploaded it using my ftp.
Well, I can tell you now that it's not going to work until you are able to upload in ascii. I think that you can get a lite (free) version of ws_ftp... Yup... http://www.ipswitch.com/downloads/index.html down by the bottom.
I learned about ftp and I uploaded the guestbook.cgi file in ascii. I'm still getting an internal error when I try to post something. guest book page If you don't mind, can you try to post something? Maybe you'll know what's wrong after reading the error.
I took a look at your script, but a 500 Server Error can mean just about anything. That's why I use PHP. Anyway, check to make sure your permissions are set up correctly on guestbook.cgi...It probably needs 755 or 777
hmm this sucks. I'm reading a tutorial on how to place a cgi script. It says I need to beable to telnet into it. Well after reading the small telnet tutorial, I try to telnet in and it says can't make a connection. Must mean my isp don't allow it? You can do this without telnet, right?