403 - no permission on script on server

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Subject: 403 - no permission on script on server
Posted by:  Els (els.aNOSP…@tiscali.nl)
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008

Hi all,

For a client I had to set up a form script on their server. When I
did, the script responded "403 - you have no access to script.pl on
this server". I then uploaded a very simple 'hello world' script to
this server, which got the same 403 result.

Permissions on both script and directory are set correctly (resp. 755
and 711, as per the host's instructions), yet it keeps giving a 403.

The host says it's a coding issue. I say it's a server / host issue.
Can anyone point me in the right direction of what could possibly
cause a 403 on a script that has the correct permissions and actually
does work flawlessly on a different server?

Els                    http://locusmeus.com/