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quillie
12-07-2009, 04:03 AM
Hello, I have recently encountered a problem while working on something for my web development class.

We had to make a web page that would allow the user to send emails. We are using CGI scripts in perl in order to handle the HTML forms and send the email.

However, while I was playing around, I accidentally put the command to send the email inside an infinite loop. Now, I am infinitely receiving emails from myself. My class works off of an Apache server running UNIX. I found the ID for the process running the CGI script, but I do not have permissions to kill it.

It has been running for an hour now and still not terminated. I have actually deleted the .cgi file I was using from the server, but it continues to run. Can anyone help me?

oesxyl
12-07-2009, 08:02 AM
Hello, I have recently encountered a problem while working on something for my web development class.

We had to make a web page that would allow the user to send emails. We are using CGI scripts in perl in order to handle the HTML forms and send the email.

However, while I was playing around, I accidentally put the command to send the email inside an infinite loop. Now, I am infinitely receiving emails from myself. My class works off of an Apache server running UNIX. I found the ID for the process running the CGI script, but I do not have permissions to kill it.

It has been running for an hour now and still not terminated. I have actually deleted the .cgi file I was using from the server, but it continues to run. Can anyone help me?
restart apache if you removed the script.

I guess infinite is not so long as you think, :)

best regards



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