Lighttpd: (mod_fastcgi.c.1742) connect failed

Michel Talon talon at
Sat Sep 5 14:17:08 UTC 2009

O. Hartmann wrote:

> 2009-09-03 19:47:49: (mod_fastcgi.c.1742) connect failed: Connection 
> refused on unix:/tmp/lighttpd-fastcgi-php.socket-7

Have you checked the permissions? I seem to remember i had the same
problem once with lighttpd and it was because permissions of the
socket under /tmp. Now my server works OK since ages. I had to
take provisions for permissions in the fastcgi python responder. In my case
the relevant bits are when daemonizing the responder:
pid = os.fork()
if pid > 0 :                    # In first child
    import time
    while not os.access(socket, os.F_OK) :
    # the socket created by the child is made accessible to the web
    # server
    os.chown(socket, wwwuid, wwwgid)
    os.chmod(socket, 0700)
    sys.exit(0)                 # Exit first child

While still being root i adjust the permissions of the socket. Then 
i change effective userid:

# And finally the routine which starts the fcgi responder, as user www
WSGIServer(request_handler, **wsgi_opts).run()

The complete script you can get at:
It is a simpler server than for example django if you want to understand
fastcgi. By the way the aim is to display  the FreeBSD ports trough
a fastcgi responder.


Michel TALON

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