Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 09:28:31 -0700 (MST) From: snail (MIKE ROSS) Subject: can this site run cgi's --- www.arizonalibertarian.org To: Warren@MDCCLXXVI.com, snail, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Reply-To: snail
mike dugger told me to contact you about this.
mike dugger maintains this site
which is the web page of the arizona libertarian party.
i would like to add a web page that will allow officers of the libertarian party to send press releases via email to both media contacts and our party members thru this site.
to do that i will need one or two perl scripts which will execute the unix sendmail program to send the press releases. basicly a web page will be displayed where the person pastes the text of the press release, the subject of the press release, the email address of who is sending the press release and when they click on the submitbutton a perl cgi program will take the entered data and give it along with the list of email address to sendmail which will then send out the emails.
is the site www.arizonalibertarian.org allowed to run cgi's such as this? and if so what are the details on how to use them? (can i stick them in the main directory, or do i have to place them in a cgi-bin directory as at some sites?) also if i add this tool will their be any extra costs?
if this can be done:
1) what do i have to do to place my web pages and perl code on the site? can i telnet in, or do i have to ftp everything to the site?
2) initially we will probably send out 1000 emails to a month announcing our monthly meetings. the emails will probably be 2000 characters or less with not pictures. will this cause any increases in the cost of the site?
>From: email@example.com (Mike Dugger)
>Subject: Re: mikey can i set up a web page so libertarian party can
>You should contact Warren Michelsen <Warren@MDCCLXXVI.com>
>to make sure that we can run perl cgis on the site.
>Warren is our web space provider. You may have to go
>through him to test cgis before they go live on the
>site. Then again, you may not. He will be the one to
>determine exactly what we need to do to run cgis.
>If it's okay with him you can just go through me and
>I can upload everything and establish any appropriate
>At 12:20 PM 6/20/01 -0700, you wrote:
>>i think you maintain the arizona libertarian web page.
>>if thats true please tell me.
>>i would like to add a new page to it to allow
>>liz, tim, and liberarians running for office to send
>>press releases to 1000 media email addresses i have.
>>it can also be used to send news letters to all the
>>libertarians which we have email address on.
>>the press releases would be used to announce our
>>meetings and other events to the newspapers, tv
>>radio and cable stations, and other media types
>>im willing to do all the work which is pretty trivial
>>and will envolve designing 1 or 2 web pages to collect
>>the press release information, and a perl computer
>>program which will be used to send the press release
>>the only thing i need is a web site that allows me
>>to run perl cgi's which i suspect your site does.
>>if we cant hang the web pages on the arizona liberartian
>>web page barry hess said i could hang it on his
>>site which sells the 10 commandments over the
>>"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
>>when the government fears the people, there is liberty "
>> Thomas Jefferson
-- "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty " Thomas Jefferson