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problem executing command line scripts on Win2003 IIS6 PHP4 box

Hello,

we're running an Win2003server with IIS6 and PHP4 in fastCGI config.
When i try to use system() command to execute ffmpeg.exe it works ok
when i run the PHP script from the commandline on the server, but when
i run it from the webbrowser i get a return value: 128 and nothing
happens.
I checked for all the security settings, and everything seems fine.
Does anybody have a clue where i should be looking?

Olaf

Mar 28 '07 #1
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<ol*******@gmail.comwrote in message
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Hello,

we're running an Win2003server with IIS6 and PHP4 in fastCGI config.
When i try to use system() command to execute ffmpeg.exe it works ok
when i run the PHP script from the commandline on the server, but when
i run it from the webbrowser i get a return value: 128 and nothing
happens.
I checked for all the security settings, and everything seems fine.
Does anybody have a clue where i should be looking?

Does the IIS user have permission to execute cmd.exe ? the IIS user is
something like IUSR_COMPUTERNAME

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Mar 28 '07 #2
On 28 mrt, 10:13, "Kimmo Laine" <s...@outolempi.netwrote:
<olafil...@gmail.comwrote in message

news:11**********************@y66g2000hsf.googlegr oups.com...
Hello,
we're running an Win2003server with IIS6 and PHP4 in fastCGI config.
When i try to use system() command to execute ffmpeg.exe it works ok
when i run the PHP script from the commandline on the server, but when
i run it from the webbrowser i get a return value: 128 and nothing
happens.
I checked for all the security settings, and everything seems fine.
Does anybody have a clue where i should be looking?

Does the IIS user have permission to execute cmd.exe ? the IIS user is
something like IUSR_COMPUTERNAME

--
"Ohjelmoija on organismi joka muuttaa kofeiinia koodiksi" - lpkhttp://outolempi.net/ahdistus/- Satunnaisesti päivittyvä nettisarjis
s...@outolempi.net | rot13(x...@bhgbyrzcv.arg)
yes, i don't get the "unable to fork" error messages. So that has been
taken care of.

Olaf

Mar 28 '07 #3
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 10:13, "Kimmo Laine" <s...@outolempi.netwrote:
><olafil...@gmail.comwrote in message

news:11**********************@y66g2000hsf.googleg roups.com...
>>Hello,
we're running an Win2003server with IIS6 and PHP4 in fastCGI config.
When i try to use system() command to execute ffmpeg.exe it works ok
when i run the PHP script from the commandline on the server, but when
i run it from the webbrowser i get a return value: 128 and nothing
happens.
I checked for all the security settings, and everything seems fine.
Does anybody have a clue where i should be looking?
Does the IIS user have permission to execute cmd.exe ? the IIS user is
something like IUSR_COMPUTERNAME

--
"Ohjelmoija on organismi joka muuttaa kofeiinia koodiksi" - lpkhttp://outolempi.net/ahdistus/- Satunnaisesti päivittyvä nettisarjis
s...@outolempi.net | rot13(x...@bhgbyrzcv.arg)

yes, i don't get the "unable to fork" error messages. So that has been
taken care of.

Olaf
Olaf,

Not getting the message doesn't mean anything. IIRC, RC 128 is a
permission problem, and cmd.exe is a real good bet.

And BTW - Windows doesn't fork. Linux does.

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Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
js*******@attglobal.net
==================
Mar 28 '07 #4
On 28 mrt, 15:18, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 10:13, "Kimmo Laine" <s...@outolempi.netwrote:
<olafil...@gmail.comwrote in message
>news:11**********************@y66g2000hsf.googleg roups.com...
>Hello,
we're running an Win2003server with IIS6 and PHP4 in fastCGI config.
When i try to use system() command to execute ffmpeg.exe it works ok
when i run the PHP script from the commandline on the server, but when
i run it from the webbrowser i get a return value: 128 and nothing
happens.
I checked for all the security settings, and everything seems fine.
Does anybody have a clue where i should be looking?
Does the IIS user have permission to execute cmd.exe ? the IIS user is
something like IUSR_COMPUTERNAME
--
"Ohjelmoija on organismi joka muuttaa kofeiinia koodiksi" - lpkhttp://outolempi.net/ahdistus/-Satunnaisesti päivittyvä nettisarjis
s...@outolempi.net | rot13(x...@bhgbyrzcv.arg)
yes, i don't get the "unable to fork" error messages. So that has been
taken care of.
Olaf

Olaf,

Not getting the message doesn't mean anything. IIRC, RC 128 is a
permission problem, and cmd.exe is a real good bet.

And BTW - Windows doesn't fork. Linux does.
Hello,

all the permissions are ok, i even put "everyone" to all rights. I can
create normal directories, and pipe directory readings to new files,
this works without a problem. But when i try to execute ffmpeg i get
this returncode 128.
Furthermore, when i try to execute ImageMagick's convert.exe without
parameters, i get the regular output of convert.exe back, but when i
try to convert some images i get a false returncode back.
Could it be something with my PHP installation?

Olaf
Mar 28 '07 #5
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 15:18, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
>olafmol wrote:
>>On 28 mrt, 10:13, "Kimmo Laine" <s...@outolempi.netwrote:
<olafil...@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@y66g2000hsf.googl egroups.com...
Hello,
we're running an Win2003server with IIS6 and PHP4 in fastCGI config.
When i try to use system() command to execute ffmpeg.exe it works ok
when i run the PHP script from the commandline on the server, but when
i run it from the webbrowser i get a return value: 128 and nothing
happens.
I checked for all the security settings, and everything seems fine.
Does anybody have a clue where i should be looking?
Does the IIS user have permission to execute cmd.exe ? the IIS user is
something like IUSR_COMPUTERNAME
--
"Ohjelmoija on organismi joka muuttaa kofeiinia koodiksi" - lpkhttp://outolempi.net/ahdistus/-Satunnaisesti päivittyvä nettisarjis
s...@outolempi.net | rot13(x...@bhgbyrzcv.arg)
yes, i don't get the "unable to fork" error messages. So that has been
taken care of.
Olaf
Olaf,

Not getting the message doesn't mean anything. IIRC, RC 128 is a
permission problem, and cmd.exe is a real good bet.

And BTW - Windows doesn't fork. Linux does.

Hello,

all the permissions are ok, i even put "everyone" to all rights. I can
create normal directories, and pipe directory readings to new files,
this works without a problem. But when i try to execute ffmpeg i get
this returncode 128.
Furthermore, when i try to execute ImageMagick's convert.exe without
parameters, i get the regular output of convert.exe back, but when i
try to convert some images i get a false returncode back.
Could it be something with my PHP installation?

Olaf

It's always possible it's something in your installation. But it sounds
more like convert.exe can't access some resource. Maybe a temp
directory? I don't know.

Is there anything in your error log file, or your Windows Event log
about it?

--
==================
Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
js*******@attglobal.net
==================
Mar 28 '07 #6
On 28 mrt, 17:58, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 15:18, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 10:13, "Kimmo Laine" <s...@outolempi.netwrote:
<olafil...@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@y66g2000hsf.googl egroups.com...
Hello,
we're running an Win2003server with IIS6 and PHP4 in fastCGI config.
When i try to use system() command to execute ffmpeg.exe it works ok
when i run the PHP script from the commandline on the server, but when
i run it from the webbrowser i get a return value: 128 and nothing
happens.
I checked for all the security settings, and everything seems fine.
Does anybody have a clue where i should be looking?
Does the IIS user have permission to execute cmd.exe ? the IIS user is
something like IUSR_COMPUTERNAME
--
"Ohjelmoija on organismi joka muuttaa kofeiinia koodiksi" - lpkhttp://outolempi.net/ahdistus/-Satunnaisestipäivittyvä nettisarjis
s...@outolempi.net | rot13(x...@bhgbyrzcv.arg)
yes, i don't get the "unable to fork" error messages. So that has been
taken care of.
Olaf
Olaf,
Not getting the message doesn't mean anything. IIRC, RC 128 is a
permission problem, and cmd.exe is a real good bet.
And BTW - Windows doesn't fork. Linux does.
Hello,
all the permissions are ok, i even put "everyone" to all rights. I can
create normal directories, and pipe directory readings to new files,
this works without a problem. But when i try to execute ffmpeg i get
this returncode 128.
Furthermore, when i try to execute ImageMagick's convert.exe without
parameters, i get the regular output of convert.exe back, but when i
try to convert some images i get a false returncode back.
Could it be something with my PHP installation?
Olaf

It's always possible it's something in your installation. But it sounds
more like convert.exe can't access some resource. Maybe a temp
directory? I don't know.

Is there anything in your error log file, or your Windows Event log
about it?

--
there doesn't seem to be any error-events in the logs. Convert.exe can
access the resources ok when the PHP script is ran from the
commandline with PHP.exe. Very strange. I think it has something to do
with our PHP config and/or some obscure security setting somewhere...

Olaf
Mar 28 '07 #7
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 17:58, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
>olafmol wrote:
>>On 28 mrt, 15:18, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 10:13, "Kimmo Laine" <s...@outolempi.netwrote:
><olafil...@gmail.comwrote in message
>news:11**********************@y66g2000hsf.goo glegroups.com...
>>Hello,
>>we're running an Win2003server with IIS6 and PHP4 in fastCGI config.
>>When i try to use system() command to execute ffmpeg.exe it works ok
>>when i run the PHP script from the commandline on the server, but when
>>i run it from the webbrowser i get a return value: 128 and nothing
>>happens.
>>I checked for all the security settings, and everything seems fine.
>>Does anybody have a clue where i should be looking?
>Does the IIS user have permission to execute cmd.exe ? the IIS user is
>something like IUSR_COMPUTERNAME
>--
>"Ohjelmoija on organismi joka muuttaa kofeiinia koodiksi" - lpkhttp://outolempi.net/ahdistus/-Satunnaisestipäivittyvä nettisarjis
>s...@outolempi.net | rot13(x...@bhgbyrzcv.arg)
yes, i don't get the "unable to fork" error messages. So that has been
taken care of.
Olaf
Olaf,
Not getting the message doesn't mean anything. IIRC, RC 128 is a
permission problem, and cmd.exe is a real good bet.
And BTW - Windows doesn't fork. Linux does.
Hello,
all the permissions are ok, i even put "everyone" to all rights. I can
create normal directories, and pipe directory readings to new files,
this works without a problem. But when i try to execute ffmpeg i get
this returncode 128.
Furthermore, when i try to execute ImageMagick's convert.exe without
parameters, i get the regular output of convert.exe back, but when i
try to convert some images i get a false returncode back.
Could it be something with my PHP installation?
Olaf
It's always possible it's something in your installation. But it sounds
more like convert.exe can't access some resource. Maybe a temp
directory? I don't know.

Is there anything in your error log file, or your Windows Event log
about it?

--

there doesn't seem to be any error-events in the logs. Convert.exe can
access the resources ok when the PHP script is ran from the
commandline with PHP.exe. Very strange. I think it has something to do
with our PHP config and/or some obscure security setting somewhere...

Olaf

Maybe completely off here, but isn't it true the commandline version
runs as YOU, and the IIS-server parsed version runs as the server? So
the fact the cli version works doesn't mean you still are facing a
rights issue...

Sh.
Mar 28 '07 #8
On 28 mrt, 19:21, Schraalhans Keukenmeester <bitbuc...@invalid.spam>
wrote:
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 17:58, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 15:18, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 10:13, "Kimmo Laine" <s...@outolempi.netwrote:
<olafil...@gmail.comwrote in message
>news:11**********************@y66g2000hsf.goo glegroups.com...
>Hello,
>we're running an Win2003server with IIS6 and PHP4 in fastCGI config.
>When i try to use system() command to execute ffmpeg.exe it worksok
>when i run the PHP script from the commandline on the server, butwhen
>i run it from the webbrowser i get a return value: 128 and nothing
>happens.
>I checked for all the security settings, and everything seems fine.
>Does anybody have a clue where i should be looking?
Does the IIS user have permission to execute cmd.exe ? the IIS user is
something like IUSR_COMPUTERNAME
--
"Ohjelmoija on organismi joka muuttaa kofeiinia koodiksi" - lpkhttp://outolempi.net/ahdistus/-Satunnaisestipäivittyvä nettisarjis
s...@outolempi.net | rot13(x...@bhgbyrzcv.arg)
yes, i don't get the "unable to fork" error messages. So that has been
taken care of.
Olaf
Olaf,
Not getting the message doesn't mean anything. IIRC, RC 128 is a
permission problem, and cmd.exe is a real good bet.
And BTW - Windows doesn't fork. Linux does.
Hello,
all the permissions are ok, i even put "everyone" to all rights. I can
create normal directories, and pipe directory readings to new files,
this works without a problem. But when i try to execute ffmpeg i get
this returncode 128.
Furthermore, when i try to execute ImageMagick's convert.exe without
parameters, i get the regular output of convert.exe back, but when i
try to convert some images i get a false returncode back.
Could it be something with my PHP installation?
Olaf
It's always possible it's something in your installation. But it sounds
more like convert.exe can't access some resource. Maybe a temp
directory? I don't know.
Is there anything in your error log file, or your Windows Event log
about it?
--
there doesn't seem to be any error-events in the logs. Convert.exe can
access the resources ok when the PHP script is ran from the
commandline with PHP.exe. Very strange. I think it has something to do
with our PHP config and/or some obscure security setting somewhere...
Olaf

Maybe completely off here, but isn't it true the commandline version
runs as YOU, and the IIS-server parsed version runs as the server? So
the fact the cli version works doesn't mean you still are facing a
rights issue...

Sh.
I think you might be right somewhere. The thing is i now have run the
application pool for the website i am using under a more powerfull
account, and now i can use convert.exe without a problem.
Still, the ffmpeg.exe returns code 128.

Olaf

Mar 28 '07 #9
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 17:58, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
>olafmol wrote:
>>On 28 mrt, 15:18, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 10:13, "Kimmo Laine" <s...@outolempi.netwrote:
><olafil...@gmail.comwrote in message
>news:11**********************@y66g2000hsf.goo glegroups.com...
>>Hello,
>>we're running an Win2003server with IIS6 and PHP4 in fastCGI config.
>>When i try to use system() command to execute ffmpeg.exe it works ok
>>when i run the PHP script from the commandline on the server, but when
>>i run it from the webbrowser i get a return value: 128 and nothing
>>happens.
>>I checked for all the security settings, and everything seems fine.
>>Does anybody have a clue where i should be looking?
>Does the IIS user have permission to execute cmd.exe ? the IIS user is
>something like IUSR_COMPUTERNAME
>--
>"Ohjelmoija on organismi joka muuttaa kofeiinia koodiksi" - lpkhttp://outolempi.net/ahdistus/-Satunnaisestipäivittyvä nettisarjis
>s...@outolempi.net | rot13(x...@bhgbyrzcv.arg)
yes, i don't get the "unable to fork" error messages. So that has been
taken care of.
Olaf
Olaf,
Not getting the message doesn't mean anything. IIRC, RC 128 is a
permission problem, and cmd.exe is a real good bet.
And BTW - Windows doesn't fork. Linux does.
Hello,
all the permissions are ok, i even put "everyone" to all rights. I can
create normal directories, and pipe directory readings to new files,
this works without a problem. But when i try to execute ffmpeg i get
this returncode 128.
Furthermore, when i try to execute ImageMagick's convert.exe without
parameters, i get the regular output of convert.exe back, but when i
try to convert some images i get a false returncode back.
Could it be something with my PHP installation?
Olaf
It's always possible it's something in your installation. But it sounds
more like convert.exe can't access some resource. Maybe a temp
directory? I don't know.

Is there anything in your error log file, or your Windows Event log
about it?

--

there doesn't seem to be any error-events in the logs. Convert.exe can
access the resources ok when the PHP script is ran from the
commandline with PHP.exe. Very strange. I think it has something to do
with our PHP config and/or some obscure security setting somewhere...

Olaf

Very strange. But it still looks like a security issue. What happens
if you sign on with the web servers userid and try to execute it?

--
==================
Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
js*******@attglobal.net
==================
Mar 28 '07 #10
On 28 mrt, 22:03, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 17:58, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 15:18, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
olafmol wrote:
On 28 mrt, 10:13, "Kimmo Laine" <s...@outolempi.netwrote:
<olafil...@gmail.comwrote in message
>news:11**********************@y66g2000hsf.goo glegroups.com...
>Hello,
>we're running an Win2003server with IIS6 and PHP4 in fastCGI config.
>When i try to use system() command to execute ffmpeg.exe it worksok
>when i run the PHP script from the commandline on the server, butwhen
>i run it from the webbrowser i get a return value: 128 and nothing
>happens.
>I checked for all the security settings, and everything seems fine.
>Does anybody have a clue where i should be looking?
Does the IIS user have permission to execute cmd.exe ? the IIS user is
something like IUSR_COMPUTERNAME
--
"Ohjelmoija on organismi joka muuttaa kofeiinia koodiksi" - lpkhttp://outolempi.net/ahdistus/-Satunnaisestipäivittyvä nettisarjis
s...@outolempi.net | rot13(x...@bhgbyrzcv.arg)
yes, i don't get the "unable to fork" error messages. So that has been
taken care of.
Olaf
Olaf,
Not getting the message doesn't mean anything. IIRC, RC 128 is a
permission problem, and cmd.exe is a real good bet.
And BTW - Windows doesn't fork. Linux does.
Hello,
all the permissions are ok, i even put "everyone" to all rights. I can
create normal directories, and pipe directory readings to new files,
this works without a problem. But when i try to execute ffmpeg i get
this returncode 128.
Furthermore, when i try to execute ImageMagick's convert.exe without
parameters, i get the regular output of convert.exe back, but when i
try to convert some images i get a false returncode back.
Could it be something with my PHP installation?
Olaf
It's always possible it's something in your installation. But it sounds
more like convert.exe can't access some resource. Maybe a temp
directory? I don't know.
Is there anything in your error log file, or your Windows Event log
about it?
--
there doesn't seem to be any error-events in the logs. Convert.exe can
access the resources ok when the PHP script is ran from the
commandline with PHP.exe. Very strange. I think it has something to do
with our PHP config and/or some obscure security setting somewhere...
Olaf

Very strange. But it still looks like a security issue. What happens
if you sign on with the web servers userid and try to execute it?

--
i didn't try. I got things working now by downloading another
ffmpeg.exe win binary build, with the same security-settings that got
convert.exe working this ffmpeg.exe worked 'out of the box'. I guess
it has something to do with some .dll (cygwin?) files or something
that where installed using another account or something. This is all
very confusing but i'm happy i've got it working now.

cheers all! Olaf
Mar 28 '07 #11

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