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netreg
Grafter
Posts: 114
Registered: ‎24-08-2007

active-scripts guestbook

Hi all,
has anyone installed active-scripts free cgi guestbook.. 
http://www.active-scripts.net/active_guestbook.html
i have done a vanilla install as they suggest into my cgi-bin area and i can reach the guestbook using the url, yet when i try to enter details and press submit i get a server error...

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Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@plus.net and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
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I would appreciate any advice... 
regards
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Adam1V
Grafter
Posts: 223
Registered: ‎31-07-2007

Re: active-scripts guestbook

most likely a permissions thing.
have you CHMOD 775 the file?
Post a link to the page so we can take a look.
netreg
Grafter
Posts: 114
Registered: ‎24-08-2007

Re: active-scripts guestbook

ok, it is working and it is most probably my understanding of how to use my webspace and my cgi space..
I loaded the software into my cgi area but was using the url of myowndomain
ie  http://www.mydomain.co.uk/cgi-bin/guestbook/guestbook.cgi which brought up a page but wasnt working correctly..
i then used http://ccgi.username.plus.com/cgi-bin/guestbook/guestbook.cgi and that works just fine.
I suppose really i need to find out if i can use ccgi part with my oown domain name ie  cggi.mydomain.co.uk
thanks
ffupi
Grafter
Posts: 370
Registered: ‎01-08-2007

Re: active-scripts guestbook

The redirect will have to be done with .htaccess. I'd love to tell you how, but I cannot figure out how to redirect into a subdirectory. I only found out how to redirect into a directory on ccgi: http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,1280.0.html
Possibly someone can help to alter the .htaccess so that it will work for you (/cgi-bin/guestbook/).
netreg
Grafter
Posts: 114
Registered: ‎24-08-2007

Re: active-scripts guestbook

thanks ffupi for the response....
Grin
OshB5
Grafter
Posts: 232
Registered: ‎06-08-2007

Re: active-scripts guestbook

Hi All well this little Q&A has helped me no Grin end I was getting the server accsess problem and had been trying all sorts and also trying different guestbook and had given it up but after reading this ive got my guestbookup up and working.
Now what if i have a couple of websites and want a guestbook on both do i just add the sameas above and index them i.e guestbook and guestbook1 or is there any otherway. Thanks again regards Andy
ffupi
Grafter
Posts: 370
Registered: ‎01-08-2007

Re: active-scripts guestbook

Yes, the second guestbook can go into a different directory e.g. /guestbook1. Depends also on which type of guestbook you use, no clue about that.
OshB5
Grafter
Posts: 232
Registered: ‎06-08-2007

Re: active-scripts guestbook

Hi seeing that it was in the Active guestbook discussion i would have guested it would have be the active guestbook one? Anyway thanks for that i will giv it a try.
Word_Warrior
Grafter
Posts: 503
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: active-scripts guestbook

Try Active scripts 'powerbook' it is far more versatile. I use it for loads of things including a guest book. Also, Anthony at active scripts is very helpful with queries and in my experience he's willing to add mods and stuff that you suggest if it's possible.
After all that though, I'm tending to move towards CMS now and there's loads of free stuff available for Joomla CMS and it's faily painless to get into.
My joomla site is a bit of a hybrid at the moment putting Active scripts pages into a 'wrapper' on the site until I get proper Joomla pages sorted for the same things.
You can see both in operation here:- http://www.bromsgroverfc.co.uk
John_Essex
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,983
Thanks: 8
Registered: ‎10-04-2007

Re: active-scripts guestbook

For those wanting a guest book that doesn't get spammed all the time by the viagra peddlers then I suggest this one
It is php based and anyone making an entry needs to read the image text and enter  it to proceed.
Its easy to set up and works like a charm.
Word_Warrior
Grafter
Posts: 503
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: active-scripts guestbook

Powerbooks latest iteration has an anti spam security system and so far not been floored by flooding.
John_Essex
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,983
Thanks: 8
Registered: ‎10-04-2007

Re: active-scripts guestbook

Thats good to know  Wink
The first guestbook I ever used was a perl scripted one, and in the end I got fed up of editing its pages to remove the links to porn sites that were appearing several time a day.
The one I use now doesn't allow direct links and if anyone persists and actually goes to the trouble of trying to manualy write in a url its very easy to remove the entry with a click of the mouse.  Smiley