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Re(dmm): Run arbitrary UNIX commands on webserver without telnetby dmmiller2k (Chaplain)
|on Oct 30, 2001 at 23:41 UTC||Need Help??|
While I think we can all agree that telnet is NOT perfect, I don't think it's wise to allow people to post to a CGI script, and then running arbitary commands on a server.
First, with all its warts, if telnet were available I would never have resorted to this approach.
Second, please read my reply to jeffa (below, I think), regarding ``allowing people ... running arbitrary commands on a server.''
Finally, when you are working for actual paying clients, you don't always get a say in which hosting company they choose.
You can give a man a fish and feed him for a day ... Or, you can teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime