[ANN] [users] Two new capsules and a server

Sean Conner sean at conman.org
Mon Feb 1 14:52:39 GMT 2021

It was thus said that the Great Omar Polo once stated:
> Sean Conner <sean at conman.org> writes:
> > [...]
> >
> >   You don't split the query.  You pass it in, as is, from the request, in
> > QUERY_STRING.  Play around with:
> >
> > 	gemini://gemini.conman.org/cgi
> >
> > It will show all the variables, command line arguments and a breakdown of
> > the query string.
> Thanks for providing that page.  I played a bit with it while fixing my
> CGI implementation and now I believe gmid behaves just like GLV-1.12556
> does (minus the argument list).  I have to do some changes in order to
> access the raw query string when I'm about to execute the CGI script.
> One thing that your page doesn't show are the TLS-related environment
> variables.  I remember you wrote about them in a previous message on
> this list.

  Ah.  To see those, use a client certificate and go here:


> I built a similar page, hosted at
> 	gemini://gemini.omarpolo.com/cgi/env

  Cool.  But you only set AUTH_TYPE and REMOTE_USER if a client certificate
is present, otherwise, they're not set.  Same for the TLS_* variables. 

  Also, PWD, LANG and LC_COLLATE aren't required (they're not part of the
CGI spec).  I included LANG to ensure proper charset usage of any program
executed, LC_COLLATE just because and PATH (not PWD) in case I need to
execute a Unix command from a CGI script.

> Thanks

  You're welcome.


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