I hear what you are saying. I just don't understand why if php.exe is where
I was telling it and permissions were all set up correctly, why it started
working after that was checked. I did nothing else but check it and if I
understand what you are telling me, it should've given me a 404 error.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Driscoll [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:06 PM
> To: Phil Spitler; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: [PHP] CGI error
> On Tuesday 24 July 2001 20:44, Phil Spitler wrote:
> > There must be some sort of bug with IIS and PHP.
> > Everything was set up correctly and I was pointing to the correct the
> > correct path for the cgi .exe file. However it didn't start
> working for me
> > until checking "Check that file exists" in the "App Mappings".
> This fixed
> > the problem after HOURS of troubleshooting.
> I don't think there's a bug here.
> Ticking that box does two important things.
> Firstly it stops the 'the specified CGI application misbehaved by not
> returning a complete set of headers' error message which is often
> caused by
> php not finding the script you specified because it is not there.
> IIS checks
> whether the script file exists, and if it doesn't, it sends a 404 error
> rather than running php.
> Secondly, when it checks the file and finds that the web server
> does not have
> permission to read it, it sends authentication headers (or does
> all that NT
> authentication unpleasantness if you have it enabled) in order to
> attempt to
> get sufficient permission to read the file.
> Basically, this is just the way IIS works. You'd get exactly the
> same results
> with any other cgi script interpreter.
> Phil Driscoll
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