don't know about firewall problems; however, it seems that my okusi server (in canada) is "protecting" files with extension .cgi. if i rename the .cgi file with a .txt extension, for example, i can open it no problem. so there's something on the server side which is intervening whenever something from outside the server attempts to read .cgi file contents ...
unfortunately, my knowledge of unix is less than complete so i don't know how to get around this ... any suggestions as to what i could do??
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