what permissions does the cgi_bin folder need to be?
Use 750 and it's cgi-bin. It's also just a folder, nothing special as far as the server configs are concerned.
750? If I do that I just get 403 error. I thought it was 755...
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I got it working. I had it already set up for owner read, write, execute. my problem was an extra T in the cgi file itself.
Oh, guess you do need 755. Must be a CGI Wrapper installed. Part of the CGI Wrapper is to check permissions.
750 is more secure since the web server instances run under your user handle. But I think the CGI Wrapper just verifies 755. /shrug