Example: Downloading and Installing a Guestbook Script

Let’s take a look at the steps required to download and install a typical CGI script on a server. For this example, I’m going to use the Guestbook script from the NMS collection of scripts. The guestbook program allows users who visit your site to enter some personal information that will be published as part of your site’s guestbook. Other users who visit your site can view the guestbook and add entries of their own. One nice thing about the NMS scripts is that they’re designed to allow users to get them up and running quickly. The documentation is clear and concise, and the scripts themselves are written so that they’re easy to configure for the local computer. The guestbook script is ...

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