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Re: Security, root and CGI?

by dietbuddha (Sexton)
on Jan 29, 2009 at 08:05 UTC ( #739816=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Security, root and CGI?

My 2.

Don't write it yourself if someone else has already written it had more testing.

Especially avoid writing it yourself if it has to do with privileged execution.

Failing to find something thats already been written, don't write a daemon that runs with root privileges. You can use at (man at(1)) to queue up the execution of scripts that do the absolute minimum, ideally in a jail.

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