[ms4w-users] [Mapserver-users] MapServer fail to generate map images

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Mon Nov 19 14:59:22 EST 2007

Is this a MapServer CGI application, or Chameleon, or custom 
php/mapscript, or other?  maybe you can specify that and it might give 
us all a clue.


Jagdesh Singh wrote:
> Dear All,
> I have been developing a MapServer Application and am now at the stage 
> of deploying it over the intranet here at the Guyana Forestry Commission.
> I am running ms4w 2.2.5 and Apache 2.2 on a Windows XP machine. I am 
> currently using my workstation as the local webserver until I can get 
> the necessary permissions to use one of the servers here at the GFC.
> The application works fine when I run it on my workstation. However, 
> when I try accessing it from the other machines over the intranet, the 
> images in the web page returned are broken. The template document is 
> return with broken links for the images (legend, map img, reference map 
> image). I know Mapserver is working fine because the images (legend, 
> reference map and mapimage) are created in the tmp or ms_tmp (whichever 
> path I choose in the mapfile and HTML file) directories on my machine. 
> It seems that somehow the application cannot access the tmp and ms_tmp 
> directories on my machine to render the images in the user’s browser. 
> This probably has to do with read/write access to these folders on my 
> machine and I am not sure how to do this in the main Apache HTTP server 
> configuration file.
> I know that there may be a simple solution to this but I can’t seem to 
> find it at this time. I was hoping that someone may have come across 
> this problem and can offer me some quick tips and guidance.
> Look forward hearing from you all.
> Best Regards,
> Jagdesh

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