Thread: CGI Server

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    CGI Server

    I am using C to write a server(on Windows) that supports perl scripts.
    Currently, I am using the function "fp=popen("perl script.cgi","rb")" to run the script and then send the result back to
    to the browser. The problem of this scheme is the browser may time out if the script takes a long time to execute.
    Therefore,I would like to make the server to fork the script aynchronously so that I can add a loop in the server to test
    if the script finishes running or not,if it doesn't, then the server can send something back to the browser. Are there any
    functions in C that can fork a new process aynchronously and test the status of a process?
    I will appreciate any advises.


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    Implement your own popen() type functionality, and limit the amount of time the child can run, killing it if necessary.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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