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Re: Security, root and CGI?

by Rodster001 (Pilgrim)
on Jan 29, 2009 at 00:00 UTC ( #739736=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Security, root and CGI?

In cases like this I usually touch a file somewhere safe on the file system or insert a row into a database. Then I have a cron run every minute (or however often required) that checks for said file or database row, and if it finds it, does what it is suppose to do. This way the event is simply triggered via the web and you don't have to have anything running as root.

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