protected file access by CGI script

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Thu Aug 14 17:34:16 EDT 2008

Hi Phil,

Assuming that your CGI script and the stack are on the same server, I  
don't think that your CGI script needs a password and user name to  
read any other file on the server. It should work without user name  
and password. If you really want to check some password, include it as  
an argument to the CGI.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 14 aug 2008, at 23:19, Phil Davis wrote:

> How would one 'go to' a stack that lives in a .htpasswd protected  
> directory?
> On a web server, I have a CGI script that wants to use a stack  
> that's in a protected directory.
> When I try the URL form of 'go' as follows, I get a result of 'no  
> such card':
>  go inv stack url " 
> "
>  go inv stack url "binfile://username:password@/home/username/ 
>  go inv stack url "binfile://home/username/ 
> "
> When I try going to it by filepath without user/pass as follows, I  
> get hung:
>  go inv stack "/home/username/"
> Any ideas how I can get it to work? I thought about altering  
> the .htaccess file but I'm not sure what to tell it to allow, nor if  
> that would do the job.
> Thanks for all responses.
> -- 
> Phil Davis
> PDS Labs
> Professional Software Development

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