Simple CGI Wrapper

Jonty

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Hi Maljonic

I won't profess to know much about CGI wrappers, but as far as I know, they're merely a means of running CGI scripts on your server without compromising security. I wouldn't worry too much about it, though.

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sibanac

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CGI Wrapper is a sandbox for cgi scripts.

depending on what wrapper you use features may differ but generaly they include :

cgi is run as a specifide user/groups
checks if the scripts are called with the right number of arguments
stops execution if the script is called outiside specified directorys (usualy document-root/cgi-bin/ )

some more advanced wrappers also include memory limitiations (eg the script cant access anything outside it own allocated memory )
 

Maljonic

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sibanac said:
CGI Wrapper is a sandbox for cgi scripts.

depending on what wrapper you use features may differ but generaly they include :

cgi is run as a specifide user/groups
checks if the scripts are called with the right number of arguments
stops execution if the script is called outiside specified directorys (usualy document-root/cgi-bin/ )

some more advanced wrappers also include memory limitiations (eg the script cant access anything outside it own allocated memory )
Thanks, sounds too complicated for me to make use of. :)
 

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