Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
laziness, impatience, and hubris
 
PerlMonks  

Re^4: RFC: How to Release Modules on CPAN in 2011

by ELISHEVA (Prior)
on Dec 29, 2010 at 11:41 UTC ( #879616=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: RFC: How to Release Modules on CPAN in 2011
in thread RFC: How to Release Modules on CPAN in 2011

Only if they require compilation. There may still be an open policy about installing scripting language modules especially in personal work areas, on the assumption that scripting languages allow less direct access to the OS and so less possibilities to subvert security and load balancing policies. A classic example is an account on a shared web server that provides ssh access to a shell. ftp and wget may be enabled but not make,cc, or other tools viewed as CPU intensive. Sometimes it isn't even security - it is just a way of crippling the account so that they can steer heavier users into higher priced VPS accounts.

Is this wise? Does it really make things secure? Don't these servers have automatic shut-offs that kill processes if they consume too many resources? We can debate. But it is what is.


Comment on Re^4: RFC: How to Release Modules on CPAN in 2011

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://879616]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others about the Monastery: (6)
As of 2014-07-10 01:59 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    When choosing user names for websites, I prefer to use:








    Results (198 votes), past polls