Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Don't ask to ask, just ask
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Run arbitrary UNIX commands on webserver without telnet

by chip (Curate)
on Nov 13, 2001 at 10:36 UTC ( #125009=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Run arbitrary UNIX commands on webserver without telnet

And the reason why a sane person would install this script is ... ?

    -- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos


Comment on Re: Run arbitrary UNIX commands on webserver without telnet
Re(2): Run arbitrary UNIX commands on webserver without telnet
by dmmiller2k (Chaplain) on Nov 13, 2001 at 18:44 UTC

    Not install, per se, but copy to an htaccess-protected directory, use it and remove it.

    Occasionally, I need perl modules built which the ISP cannot or will not install into the system-wide perl directory; with this I could PERL5LIB={local lib directory} perl Makefile.PL LIB={local lib directory}; make; make test; make install to install into a local lib directory of a site I am working on.

    Some canned scripts (I admit it, I sometimes use them) require a variable set to the absolute path of some directory they need; running a simple pwd gives me the prefix of the chroot'ed site.

    You cannot always spec out an ISP that permits telnet access; sometimes, while building a rep with clients, you have to work with what they've got. THEN, when they trust you enough to follow your advice, move them to another ISP

    dmm

      OK, installed temporarily with .htaccess protection, I might consider not sacking someone who used the script in question. Maybe.

          -- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos

      I would recommend firing a consultant who specced out an ISP with telnet access.

      Shell access? Perfectly reasonable using ssh.

      But telnet access?

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://125009]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others wandering the Monastery: (8)
As of 2014-08-28 10:12 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The best computer themed movie is:











    Results (259 votes), past polls