Malformed header in script - HELP

Malformed header in script - HELP

Post by Robert Spragg » Thu, 04 Sep 1997 04:00:00

I am trying to get the mSQL system running with apache and when I try to
access any of the pages that come with the msql, I get an error in the
error_log like this:

[ Date ] access to /var/apache_1.2.0/htdocs/cgi-bin/w3-auth fialed for
<username>, reason: malformed header from script. Bad

Anyone one have any pointers?

Thanks for your time


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