All the Perl scripts we offer have an "admin" interface where you can log into the
script and get summary information of all the data collected by the script.
The Scripts available here thus far are:
HTMLfixIT.com will not make any CGI script available online unless it runs in taint mode and strictures (and we use
warnings and diagnostics during creation.)
Although not a guarantee of security, strictures and particularly Taint mode go a long way to insuring that the scripts can't be tricked into doing anything untoward to the server they are running on.
The plethora of truly badly written scripts available online is what convinced us of the need for this.
It is our opinion that NOBODY should be installing scripts on their site that do not run in Taint mode and strictures. (Taint mode can be determined by the -T at the end of the first line. Strictures can be determined by looking for a line that says "use strict;" near the top of the script).
Taint mode simply tells the Perl interpreter not to trust any data supplied by the user without testing it first.
Strictures is just a way to tell the interpreter to enforce good coding practises and not allow sloppy coding.
As always: For what works thank the giants upon whos shoulder we stand, for what doesn't, blame us for occasionally falling off. :-)
NOTE: WINZIP AND MOST OTHER ARCHIVE APPS CAN OPEN TAR FILES AS EASILY AS ZIP FILES.
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ignored address's and repetitive hits from the same person and then outputs all the information
captured in a password protected admin console web page.
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If you have a hankering to know what countries your visitors are from, or what search engine and search terms they use to find you, then you should check out the advanced counter as those are just two of many new features.
After looking for a quick and easy downloader script for this site, and downloading a few to
see the standard of their coding. I decided there was no way I was putting any of them on my site.
Most had no error checking or checking the validity (safety) of user input.
Download tar (16.3kb)
Download zip (18.6kb)
Since many of the scripts settings ask for information that you may not know, file paths
and the like, sometimes it's much easier to just ask Perl (or php if your script is a php script)
for the answer.
To that end, I have made available here, a little Perl script that asks Perl to print out everything it knows about your server.
Simply download this file, unzip it, copy it to your cgi-bin and make it executable. Then point your web browser at it. e.g: http://mydomain.com/cgi-bin/env.pl
- Ask Perl for help
This script will tell you the path to the script and many other aspects of the Perl installation on your server.
Don't leave the file executable on your server, once you have the information you need delete it, or make it non executable.
The php variant of this script is phpinfo and its available here:
- Ask PHP for help
Extract the phpinfo.php file from the zip and copy it to your web directory, you do not need to make it executable.
Again, don't leave this script active on the server after you are finished with it. It's a bad idea to give away info about your servers setup to anyone you don't know.
If you are chasing something we don't have yet, perhaps these links will be of use to you.
We have no affiliation with any of them, and our previously made suggestion of checking scripts for strictures and taint mode still applies.
These links are provided in no particular order, however I recommend trying nms-cgi first as they offer some of the most secure cgi scripts available on the internet.
- nms-cgi secure scripts.
If you are interested in custom CGI programming, send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org with a clear description of your requirments and I will endeavor to return a quote.