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    That's the issue.
    My server supports php and web users can publish to their dir.
    Of course they get .php3 files executed by the server... and you can do bad things with them...
    How do you cope with such problems?
    (mail spamming, deleting resources, etc..)

    Which configuration of permission do you use (unix user for web files etc...)

    I fear a naughty user can do "rm -R /" on my server...

    Stefano 'Panda' Baraldi
    Lead Programmer @ Tremens
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    I'm not super familar with administering php, but i think you have to set up a user that php runs as. that user shouldn't have the privledges to "rm -R/" on your system. i think you specify the user or group or whatever in your php.ini file.

    there is also a safe_mode of running php. i'm not sure what it makes "safe" but maybe someone else can elaborate...

    ---John Holmes...
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    If php is runnin' as Apache module. It's runnin' as Apache user eg. nobody or wwwadmin and if ya own yer files, no one can destroy 'em with php.


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