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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Error and not sure why or how to fix
Date Tue, 02 Sep 2003 14:31:54 GMT

On Tue, 2 Sep 2003, M.D. DeWar wrote:
> I am tyring to run a cgi script. When run from the command line it works but
> from the web i get no data returned. The error is this in the
> httpd-error.log
> [Tue Sep 02 09:35:45 2003] [error] [client] zcat:
> /var/log/maillog
> .0.gz: Permission denied, referer:
> cgi-bin/mail.cgi

This is the stderr output of your cgi script.  Most likely, the user
running the CGI script does not have permission to read
/var/log/maillog.0.gz.  The user running the mail script (assuming you
aren't using suexec) is the one mentioned in the User and Group directives
in httpd.conf.


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