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    what is cgi (is it a language)

    and where can i get tutorials on how to learn to use it?

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    A set of rules that describe how a Web Server communicates with another piece of software on the same machine, and how the other piece of software (the 'CGI program&#39 talks to the web server. Any piece of software can be a CGI program if it handles input and output according to the CGI standard. Usually a CGI program is a small program that takes data from a web server and does something with it, like putting the content of a form into an e-mail message, or turning the data into a database query. CGI "scripts" are just scripts which use CGI. CGI is often confused with Perl, which is a programming language, while CGI is an interface to the server from a particular program. Perl is an application of CGI, as well as MIVA, Python, PHP3, and other scripting languages.
    You can find tutorials on Google.

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    common gateway interface.

    http://www.cgi101.com/ pretty neat site to learn how to use perl to make cgi scripts.

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    Cgi is full of flaws so just be careful.

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    you can always find scripts here or google them

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    Originally posted by shn@7 February 2004 - 20:03
    Cgi is full of flaws so just be careful.
    what would u recommend instead?

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    Cgi is fine if its what "you" want to try. Lots of sites use cgi. However, you need to make sure you secure your site because a lot of web scanners are composed of more cgi exploits than anything else.

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    Originally posted by shn@7 February 2004 - 21:24
    Cgi is fine if its what "you" want to try.  Lots of sites use cgi.  However, you need to make sure you secure your site because a lot of web scanners are composed of more cgi exploits than anything else.
    i was hoping to be doing a small project on something like ebay (same principle) and noticed they use cgi so thought that would be best

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    Yes it would be best for something of that nature

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    Well, if you're that good at C/Perl, you can always make your scripts bulletproof.

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