Security isn't an issue as the system isn't exposed to the
Internet and is well protected. We installed Apache and PHP on the
box with the airstatus binary and wrote a script to generate
command lines from a simple web interface. If I set it to display
the last command generated on the web page and if I manually type
it into a command line airstatus functions as expected. If I use
the PHP "system( )" function to execute the airstatus command then
airstatus never returns (it definitely starts as I can see it in
the process section of the task manager) and Apache waits ages then
returns a 500 server error.
I would be very grateful for any suggestions as to what might
be going wrong.