[Israel.pm] How to open a file on a network drive, using CGI.

roi sh roi__ at hotmail.com
Tue May 4 01:57:21 PDT 2004

thanks you all for the answers.

please note, that using the CGI from my local computer ,openning a folder on 
the network server
which holds the perl script is successful.

what not successful using CGI is opening a folder on any other server on 
that network.

that brings 2 queshtions:

1. is it still an apache permitions problem ?
2. is there a way to reset a value of what ever varible (either  an %ENV 
related or what ever)
   on the perl script itself (inside the network) to make it think it 
running localy or what ever
   other way, and make it open a directory of a server on that same network.
   (like it does when running localy as a perl script) ?


p.s i wouldn't want to create my own Apache, or change config value on the 
Apache conf files.

>From: Ecker Lary <el01693 at elop.co.il>
>To: "'roi__ at hotmail.com'" <roi__ at hotmail.com>
>Subject: RE: [Israel.pm] How to open a file on a network drive, using CGI.
>Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 10:45:47 +0200
>When you run the perl program, it uses the user permissions, policies etc.
>When you run it from the CGI, it uses the permissions of the owner of the
>apache service (is it named "daemon" on unix?).
>I have apache on windows. I can "run the service as..."
>-----Original Message-----
>From: roi sh [mailto:roi__ at hotmail.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 9:17 AM
>To: perl at perl.org.il
>Subject: Re: [Israel.pm] How to open a file on a network drive, using CGI.
>Actualy it's a directory i'm trying to read.
>the error as written in the Apache errors log:
>[Tue May 04 02:13:59 2004] [error] [client [local IP]] can't open dir
>\\[server name]\c$\[folder]\[folder]\[folder]\Log: No such file or 
>at c:\APACHE~1\apache\cgi-bin\OFFLIN~1.PL line 112.
>lines 111, 112 are:
>$directory = "\\\\[server name]\\c\$\\[folder]\\[folder]\\[folder]\\Log";
>opendir(DIRHANDLE, $directory) or die "can't open dir: $directory: $!";
>i also tried using the server IP instaed of its DNS name and it did not
>please note that  running the perl script itself (not the CGI), from inside
>the network,  the direcctory is opened:
>line 113 is: print (Dir $directory opened!") .
>its result: Dir \\[server name]\c$\[folder]\[folder]\[folder]\Log opened!.
> >From: Shlomo Yona <shlomo at cs.haifa.ac.il>
> >Reply-To: Perl in Israel <perl at perl.org.il>
> >To: Perl in Israel <perl at perl.org.il>
> >Subject: Re: [Israel.pm] How to open a file on a network drive, using
> >CGI.
> >Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 20:11:27 +0300 (IDT)
> >
> >On Mon, 3 May 2004, Gabor Szabo wrote:
> >
> > > On Mon, 3 May 2004, roi sh wrote:
> > >
> > > > yes: the error is : no such file or directory.
> > > >
> > > > please note, that running from the network itself, the directory
> > > > is recognized.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Well, then it seems you are not accesing the correct file or the
> > > path to it is missing.  Now what I think we need is the string of
> > > the filename as you pass to open:
> > >
> > > open FH, $filename;      # send us what $filename contains
> >
> >open FH, $filename or die "Cannot open |$filename| for reading: $!\n";
> >
> >Will send to your error log (or to the place STDERR is redirected to).
> >This will print the content of $filename and the reason of failure if
> >one occurs.
> >
> >
> >--
> >Shlomo Yona
> >shlomo at cs.haifa.ac.il
> >http://cs.haifa.ac.il/~shlomo/
> >
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