August 11th, 2003, 04:39 PM
C apps on web server
Thanks for reading :-) I hope this is the right place to post this.
I have been putting a shop together for someone and I am now trying to interface it with the bank's credit card processing. To do so I need to use some C stuff. I have no experience of using C with a web server. I am working on sun solaris and the bank supplied pre-compiled files for many platforms including solaris. The files have a .e suffix. I have no idea how to run them really, I have tried posting info to them as I am supposed to but they won't execute I just get the method not allowed error. How do I get them to execute properly, please help!
Sorry if I'm being really stupid and thank you in advance for any help.
August 13th, 2003, 05:45 PM
You should tell us how they are supposed to be run, as a CGI, as a specific web server module, used by another CGI?
The chances are that your HTTPd isn't configured properly to handle your binary.
August 14th, 2003, 06:36 AM
The file was being accessed by posting to it from an html form, and it didn't execute. I would assume that yes the server isn't configured to execute it. I started a different approach by trying to use php to run a shell command to run the file which is where I'm at, and hence the other more recent thread you replied to. The trouble is I am not the system administrator so I can't edit the conf file or anything :-(
Thanks for the reply, I'll think I'll just give up on normal execution because I have managed to get an output from a C app into php using shell commands, so if I can just get the app I need to run...