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    1 README for CGIwrap:
    2 -------------------
    3 
    4 This is CGIWrap - a gateway that allows more secure user access to CGI 
    5 programs on an HTTPd server than is provided by the http server itself. The
    6 primary function of CGIwrap is to make certain that any CGI script runs with
    7 the permissions of the user who installed it, and not those of the server.
    8 
    9 CGIwrap works with NCSA httpd, Apache, CERN httpd, NetSite Commerce and
   10 Communications servers, and probably any other Unix based web server 
   11 software that supports CGI.
   12 
   13 CGIWrap is licensed under the GNU General Public License. See the file
   14 COPYING in the distribution for more details. If you're going to include 
   15 something about it in a book, I'd appreciate you sending me a copy, but it's
   16 not required by the license.
   17  
   18 An important note is, this script makes the CGI access MORE secure, but 
   19 it does not make CGI "secure". By it's very nature, CGI itself can 
   20 never be 100% secure, it is always dependent on the script itself. It is
   21 always a good idea to pay attention to the various unix security and CGI
   22 authoring news groups. If in doubt, show your scripts to someone who is more
   23 experienced, they might catch something you missed.
   24 
   25  -- Nathan Neulinger (nneul@neulinger.org)
   26 
   27 
   28 Installation Instructions:
   29 --------------------------
   30 Read the documentation in htdocs/index.html for hints and installation 
   31 instructions. *OR* Read the plain text documentation in docs/.
   32 
   33 
   34 Quick Install:
   35 --------------
   36 	./configure --help
   37 	./configure <options>
   38 	make
   39 	make install
   40 	
   41 	
   42 Mailing List:
   43 -------------
   44 CGIwrap  has  a  mailing  list  associated  with it that is useful for
   45 discussing  CGIwrap  and  problems  and  success.  To subscribe to the
   46 mailing list, send a note containing:
   47 
   48 SUBSCRIBE CGIWRAP
   49 
   50 to cgiwrap-users-request@lists.sourceforge.net. This list is intended
   51 for  web masters, and system administrators, however anyone is welcome
   52 to   subscribe   and   contribute.  Submissions  to  the  list  go  to
   53 cgiwrap-users@lists.sourceforge.net.  You have to be subscribed to the
   54 list to send mail to it.
   55 
   56 To unsubscribe from the list, send a note containing
   57 
   58 UNSUBSCRIBE CGIWRAP
   59 
   60 to  cgiwrap-users-request@lists.sourceforge.net  from the account that
   61 is  subscribed to the list. Please do not send unsubscribe messages to
   62 the  list. If you have any difficulty unsubscribing, please mail me at
   63 nneul@neulinger.org.
   64 
   65 DO NOT SEND UNSUBSCRIBE MESSAGES TO THE LIST!
   66 
   67 Downloading:
   68 ------------
   69 The current version of CGIwrap is available from:
   70 
   71 http://cgiwrap.unixtools.org
   72 
   73 Also, be sure and visit CGIwrap's sourceforge project page:
   74 
   75 http://sourceforge.net/projects/cgiwrap