[MS4W-Users] FastCGI tests

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Dec 21 10:01:02 EST 2009

Yves Moisan wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'd like to report that we haven't been able to configure MapServer to
> run in FastCGI mode using MS4W 3.0 Beta7.  We have successfully done it
> on older versions of MS4W (simply commenting out the right lines in
> httpd.conf) but not on the current version.  
> Below is a message I sent on the ms4w-users mailing list on Oct 28,
> 2009 thinking I was registered.  Now I am :-)
> Cheers,
> Yves
>> Hi folks,
>> Considering the results presented at the performance match in Sydney,
>> I'd like to ask the list (or Jeff <wink>) if the upcoming MS4W will
>> provide for an easy FastCGI setup ?  I see there's a set of
> instructions
>> for setting up MS on FCGI here :
> http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=README_INSTALL.html#f-fastcgi for MS4W > 2.2.8.  Will that apply equally to 3.0 ?  And when is 3.0 final slated to hit the streets ?
>> Cheers,


As promised I have run through several tests with MS4W 3.0's FastCGI 
module (using the usual instructions at 
  I can get it to run smoothly on many different Windows platforms 
(Vista, 200x Server), but each time that I try Windows XP I get a crash. 
  I have filed this issue, with some plans for further research into a 
fix at http://bugzilla.maptools.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2133

Please login there (or create a login there) and comment/add yourself to 
CC of that ticket, so you can follow along and provide testing feedback 
or even ideas for solutions.

Thanks for reporting this issue.  Don't be afraid to report issues in 
MS4W in its issue tracker.  (as you noticed sometimes emails don't make 
it through or are forgotten, this is why the issue tracker is excellent) 
Thank you.


Jeff McKenna
FOSS4G Consulting and Training Services

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