server problems

Apologies to anyone who tried to post comments or send trackbacks yesterday. Our department moved the web server to a new machine, and all my cgi scripts stopped working. Every one of them began spitting out "Premature end of script headers" errors. Just my scripts, mind you, not anyone else's. And without any changes on my part. Don't you just love those kinds of maddening situations?

At any rate, our sysadmin made the extra effort to track down the problem last night, and things started working again around 8:30pm. What was it? Well, apparently with the redhat/apache combo we're now running, if your UID is lower than 500 no scripts will run.

On the plus side, this is the kind of thing that means our students will have job security for the foreseeable future.

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