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When you publish a FrontPage Web to a server, the following error message appears:
The folder name Cgi-bin is any folder that is marked as executable, which also exists on the server.
Server error: The folder "/Cgi-bin" is marked executable. You are not allowed to put files into an executable folder on this server.
For security reasons, the default setting on FrontPage 2000 Webs does not allow authors to upload executable files into executable folders, and then into a FrontPage Web. This setting protects servers so that authors do not inadvertently upload a program containing a bug or a virus. This error occurs if there are any files in the executable folder that are being published to the server.
If you need to publish files to an executable folder on the server, you need to make a request to the Server Administrator to create settings on the server that allow this.
If the administrator cannot do this for you immediately, then you should remove any files from the executable folder in your Web in order for the published files to succeed until the setting is made on the server.
On Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0, the setting to allow authors to upload executables is created in the Internet Services Manager. For these servers, the administrator must do the following:
To make the setting global for all virtual servers on the UNIX server, add the setting NoExecutableCgiUpload:0 to /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/frontpage.cnf.
To create the setting per virtual server:
For a single host system, create NoExecutableCgiUpload:0 in the /usr/local/frontpage/we80.cnf
For a multihosted system, created it in /usr/local/frontpage/hostname:port.cnf.