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public-inbox.cgi - Man Page

CGI wrapper for PublicInbox::WWW


You generally want to run public-inbox-netd or public-inbox-httpd, instead


public-inbox.cgi provides a CGI interface wrapper on top of the PSGI/Plack PublicInbox::WWW module.  It is only provided for compatibility reasons and NOT recommended.

CGI with Perl is slow due to code loading overhead and web servers lack the scheduling fairness of public-inbox-netd(1) and public-inbox-httpd(1) for handling git clones and streaming large mbox downloads.

Compatibility Note

When using the CGI with Apache, make sure to set AllowEncodedSlashes to On, as public-inbox makes heavy use of encoded slashes.


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See Also

public-inbox-netd(1), public-inbox-httpd(1), PublicInbox::WWW, public-inbox-daemon(8),


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