Every now and then, a thread will get my interest doing something different with IIS on http://forums.iis.net. I’ve never setup PERL within IIS even though I knew it was possible to host PERL. I figured what the heck, lets see if I can get it working even though I don’t really know how to program in PERL. The post is asking how to secure PERL in a shared hosting model.
Forum thread on securing PERL. As of this post, no one has responded who has secured PERL for shared hosting. I’ve asked a couple questions for my own interest. If you know, feel free to respond with more information. I’d be interested.
Helpful post getting PERL setup.
ActivePERL by ActiveState
- Have to run app pool in 32 bit mode. I found many reports of issues with 64 bit version
- Run process monitor to determine exactly which folders are being blocked
i.e the PERL folder, %TEMP% variable etc..
- Make sure to install the CGI role service (otherwise you’ll get errors, I did)
Windows Server MVP – IIS
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Install, Configure, Forget