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Re^2: System commands using CGI

by nikhilB (Initiate)
on Dec 03, 2012 at 10:55 UTC ( #1006846=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: System commands using CGI
in thread System commands using CGI

Thanks all for the response. I am trying to run a the perl script from the browser. The perl script is supposed to run some system level commands and print on the webpage. I figured out that the changes needed in the httpd.conf file and I was able to run some simple commands like ls and who from the browser. However I am unable to run the commands which require the root access for example useradd. Any idea what I need to do to execute the commands which require the root access ? Thanks, Nikhil.


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Re^3: System commands using CGI
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 03, 2012 at 11:36 UTC
Re^3: System commands using CGI
by ColonelPanic (Friar) on Dec 03, 2012 at 11:57 UTC

    As Anonymous Monk pointed out, this is a bad idea. In fact, that is precisely why you can't do it: web servers are specifically set up to prevent that sort of thing.

    What do you want to do, anyway?



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