Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP9 Programmer's Guide

Specifying CGI Directories

To specify directories that contain CGI programs (and only CGI programs) use the CGI Directory page in the Programs tab of the Class Manager. The server treats all files in these directories as CGI programs.

For each CGI directory, the file obj.conf contains a NameTrans directive that associates the name cgi with each request for a resource in that directory. These directives are automatically added to obj.conf when you specify CGI directories in the Class Manager interface, or you can manually add them to obj.conf if desired.

For example, the following instruction interprets all requests for resources in http://server-name/cgi-local as requests to invoke CGI programs in the directory C:/Sun/Servers/docs/mycgi:

NameTrans fn="pfx2dir" from="/cgi-local" dir="C:/Sun/Servers/docs/mycgi" name="cgi"

The obj.conf file must contain the following named object:

<Object name="cgi">
ObjectType fn="force-type" type="magnus-internal/cgi"
Service fn="send-cgi"

Do not remove this object from obj.conf. If you do, the server will not recognize CGI directories, regardless of whether you specify them in the Class Manager interface or manually add more NameTrans directives to obj.conf.