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Re: Re^4: CGI::Application vs CGI::Builder

by Anonymous Monk
on May 03, 2004 at 20:21 UTC ( #350124=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: CGI::Application vs CGI::Builder
in thread CGI::Application vs CGI::Builder

I perfectly agree with you, but please, consider this:

There is no problem with CPAN version handling, the problem is that there are a lot of old installation coming from activestate. I really hate to see that someone could run some old version that may have some bug which is already fixed in the new version. (hubris?)

> Learn not to worry about the number of times your code is installed
> since it doesn't really mean much.

Well, I am not english native, and writing the documentation takes me really A LOT of time, so knowing that my effort are useful to someone really helps me, even if the numbers are "wildly inaccurate". Nobody likes to do something possibly useless!

> Unfortunately there is a large body of evidence that nasty people are
> willing to expend foolishly large amounts of time and effort in producing exploits.

That's true, but who could be so stupid to do bad things using its own name and its own registered domain? Anyway, I hope that my quick fix can solve that problem.

Thank you for your feedback. I will take it into consideration.

dd

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Re^6: CGI::Application vs CGI::Builder
by adrianh (Chancellor) on May 03, 2004 at 20:40 UTC
    but who could be so stupid to do bad things using its own name and its own registered domain?

    How do I know you're you, that it's your domain, etc. :-)

    Also it might not be you. EvilHacker may spend foolishly large amounts of time cracking your box.

    Anyway, I hope that my quick fix can solve that problem

    Yes it does. Although I still think that asking before making a network connection that the user didn't ask for is the only polite thing to do.

      How do I know you're you

      Simple: just take a look at the placement of the semicolons :-))))

      EvilHacker may spend foolishly large amounts of time cracking your box.

      ... and this is a responsability that I don't want to have, so I changed, re-buld and just published on CPAN a new version of all my distributions, each one including the changed Makefile.PM version check. No more security problems.

      Domizio Demichelis

        and this is a responsability that I don't want to have, so I changed, re-buld and just published on CPAN a new version of all my distributions, each one including the changed Makefile.PM version check. No more security problems.

        Good stuff. Thank you.

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