thanks for that. I renamed the irc.cgi script as index.cgi
I'm almost there now.
I had to reupload the scripts as ASCII files and the images as binary files via ftp.
I am now getting the login page for CGI:IRC, but attempting to login gives me an internal server message.
According to the troubleshooting tips, this indicates the server doesn't support nph (non-header parsed) CGI scripts and streams. It says "Apache is known to support these in the default configuration, but modules such as mod_gzip and some CGI wrappers stop streams working"
I uploaded a test script to check for streaming and it failed.
SO I had a look at the server modules and sure enough:
Apache/1.3.33 (Unix) mod_throttle/3.1.2 DAV/1.0.3 mod_fastcgi/2.4.2 mod_gzip/126.96.36.199a PHP/4.4.2 mod_ssl/2.8.22 OpenSSL/0.9.7e
The docs say I can exclude CGI:IRC from mod_gzip by using:
mod_gzip_item_exclude file nph-.*.cgi$
But they don't say how.
I presume thats a command to be typed in from a shell account?
Does it need to be typed in everytime I use the cgi:irc scripts, or just once?
Will that command work if I insert it as 1st line of the index.cgi script?
Thanks in advance for your help.