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Hi all! I'm attempting to put a guestbook on my website. I've been following the script from "http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-22_11-5076796.html".However, I'm obviously doing something wrong as once I hit submit, it goes to the file in the cgi-bin and doesn't go any further. I'm left with a blank screen. Please help! It's driving me crazy!

<form method="post" action="/cgi-bin/guestbook.cgi">					<p class="tags">Name: <input type="text" name="name" id="name" size="30" /></p>					<p class="tags">E-mail address: <input type="text" name="email" id="email" size="30" /></p>					<p class="tags">Website: <input type="text" name="website" id="website" /></p>					<p class="tags">Comment: <textarea name="comment" id="comment" rows=3 cols=45 wrap=virtual></textarea></p>					<br />					<input type="submit" name="submit" value="POST to the guestbook">					<input type="reset" name="reset" value="CLEAR the form" />				</form>								<!--add-->			

#!/usr/bin/perl#variables that will be used later.$guestbookreal = "guest.html";$return = "http://www.damienbt.com/guest.html";read(STDIN, $buffer, $ENV{'CONTENT_LENGTH'});@pairs = split(/&/, $buffer);foreach $pair(@pairs) {   ($name, $value) = split(/=/, $pair);   $value =~ tr/+/ /;   $value =~ s/%([a-fA-F0-9][a-fA-F0-9])/pack("C", hex($1))/eg;   $value =~ s/<\!\-\-.*\-\->//g; # get rid of SSI   $in{$name} = $value;   }open (FILE,"$guestbookreal");   @LINES=<FILE>;   chop (@LINES);   close(FILE);   $SIZE=@LINES;open (GUEST,">$guestbookreal");for ($i=0;$i<=$SIZE;$i++) {   $_=$LINES[$i];   print GUEST "$_\n";   if (/<!--add-->/) {      if ($in{'email'} ne '') {         print GUEST "<b><a href=\"mailto:$in{'email'}\">";         print GUEST "$in{'name'}</a></b>:<br>\n";         } else {         print GUEST "<b>$in{'name'}</b>:<br>\n";         }      if ($in{'website'} ne '') {         print GUEST "<a href=\"$in{'website'}\">";         }      print GUEST "$in{'comment'}<p>\n";      }   }close (GUEST);print "Location: $return\n\n";

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I got"Not FoundThe requested URL /cgi-bin/guestbook.cgi was not found on this server.Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at damienbt.com Port 80"I dont think the guestbook is on the server?Maybe try putting the CGI in the same folder as the html?

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I got"Not FoundThe requested URL /cgi-bin/guestbook.cgi was not found on this server.Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at damienbt.com Port 80"I dont think the guestbook is on the server?Maybe try putting the CGI in the same folder as the html?
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