in reply to Problem with apache server

Geez ... the number of non-answers here is not helpful. This could be a problem with your perl script -- does it try to write to /var/log/www/cgi_log -- or with your apache config. The main problem is either your cgi script or the apache server itself is trying to write to /var/log/www/cgi_log but the process does not have permission to write there. Check: