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Internal Server Error on ubbmisc.cgi #107213
03/01/01 08:44 PM
03/01/01 08:44 PM
Anonymous OP

I went through the installation step by step - uploaded all the files to the necessary directories, changed all the permissions, etc. - then setup the board with no problems. But when I try and register a new member, I get an internal server error when I try to submit the script.

It creates a member record, but there's no response page. Only the error. I checked the Apache error log and found the following:

[Thu Mar 1 15:10:21 2001] [error] [client] malformed header from script. Bad User un: /home/httpd/cgi-bin/ubb/ubbmisc.cgi

Here is the directory info for the ubb cgi-bin:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 2765 Mar 1 14:41
drwxrwxrwx 4 admin admin 4096 Mar 1 17:17 Members
-rwxrwxrwx 1 admin admin 603 Mar 1 14:41 Styles.file
-rwxrwxrwx 1 admin admin 4795 Mar 1 15:27 UltBB.setup
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 23206 Mar 1 14:41 Ultimate.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 33526 Mar 1 14:41 announce.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 54986 Mar 1 14:41 archive.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 383 Mar 1 14:41 check.tmpl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 65121 Mar 1 14:41 cpanel.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 90818 Mar 1 14:41 cpanel2.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 70633 Mar 1 14:41 cpanel3.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 60764 Mar 1 14:41 cpanel4.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 694 Mar 1 14:41 dospell.tmpl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 62611 Mar 1 14:41 edit.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 42630 Mar 1 14:41 forumdisplay.cgi
-rwxrwxrwx 1 admin admin 753 Mar 1 15:04 forums.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 7398 Mar 1 14:41 init.tmpl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 4360 Mar 1 14:41
-rwxrwxrwx 1 admin admin 273 Mar 1 15:05 mods.file
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 2380 Mar 1 14:41 opts.tmpl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 86439 Mar 1 14:41 postings.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 26045 Mar 1 14:41
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 2919 Mar 1 14:41 result.tmpl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 55325 Mar 1 14:41 search.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 1711 Mar 1 14:41 show.tmpl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 10389 Mar 1 14:41 sproxy.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 1095 Mar 1 14:41 sproxy.ini
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 62694 Mar 1 14:41
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 68516 Mar 1 14:41
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 49610 Mar 1 14:41 ubbmail.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 85000 Mar 1 14:41 ubbmisc.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin admin 1236 Mar 1 14:41 unload.tmpl

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Internal Server Error on ubbmisc.cgi #107214
03/01/01 10:02 PM
03/01/01 10:02 PM
Anonymous OP

Hmm... I got it working now. I guess I had it set up for e-mail verification using sendmail instead of SMTP and it wasn't working...

Re: Internal Server Error on ubbmisc.cgi #107215
03/09/01 12:48 AM
03/09/01 12:48 AM
Anonymous OP

Hello Mike,

I happen to be experiencing the problem you described, namely: Internal Server Error 505 on ubbmisc.cgi upon registering a new user or retrieving a password

May I ask how exactly you resolved the problem?

I did not have problem with using SENDMAIL before with the earlier version. But since upgrading to 5.47e, the error message appears whenever I try to register new member or retrieve password. I am using Linux on Apache server. Please kindly advise how you resolved the problem. Also, where did you look to find the error log?

Many thanks in advance.


Re: Internal Server Error on ubbmisc.cgi #107216
03/09/01 09:01 PM
03/09/01 09:01 PM
Anonymous OP

Well, actually, I just turned off all the mail functions. Not much of a fix, but at least people are able to register now.


Re: Internal Server Error on ubbmisc.cgi #107217
03/11/01 12:39 AM
03/11/01 12:39 AM
Anonymous OP

Either mail was configured incorrecty (wrong path to sendmail or wrong smtp server info) or is not available on your system (run the socket test in the general variables config page)

Re: Internal Server Error on ubbmisc.cgi #107218
03/11/01 10:13 PM
03/11/01 10:13 PM
Anonymous OP

Hello Mike,

Thanks for your reply. If you turn off all the email options, how do people get their login details?

Hello Mark,

Thanks for your response. Both the sendmail path and socket are correct and available.

Message on socket check:
"The Socket module is installed on your web server. You may use the Socket option for performing UBB email functions."

My path to sendmal is /usr/sbin/sendmail and for other email form cgi scripts it is working fine.

Any other suggestions? Pleaasssseee help...

Thanks in advance,

Re: Internal Server Error on ubbmisc.cgi #107219
03/13/01 02:08 AM
03/13/01 02:08 AM
Anonymous OP

I was getting the same message "internal error blah blah" and I followed the suggestion to run the search for Socket seems like it is not installed on my server. I followed the instuctions to edit four of the cgi files and it worked like a charm.
In General Settings click the Socket search link, if you get the error then click the "click here if you have an error" link and it will tell you how to edit the files to solve the problem.

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