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How secure are cgi scripts?

 



AlanBell
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Jan 8, 2000, 5:18 AM

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How secure are cgi scripts? Can't Post

How secure are cgi scripts that reside in a cgi-bin directory on a UNIX machine?
I saw a program that removed line breaks to make it harder for others to view code.
I understand how easy it is to view HTML code in a browser but I thought CGI's could not be viewed unless you had telnet access etc. Am I being naive?
Alan


Borderline
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Jan 8, 2000, 5:23 AM

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Re: How secure are cgi scripts? [In reply to] Can't Post

CGI scripts can not be viewed from a web browser on a Unix machine if the server is configured properly and the permissions are set right on the cgi.
The script you saw was to keep people from copying there work. Most people do not want to sort through a Perl script that is all on one line.
Not that I agree with that type of thing but hey everyone has to have a hobbie Smile

Scott


AlanBell
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Jan 8, 2000, 5:32 AM

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Re: How secure are cgi scripts? [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks Scott.
You answered this question while I was typing another. 5 minutes to respond from the other side of the world. Unbelievable.
Alan


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Jan 8, 2000, 5:43 AM

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Re: How secure are cgi scripts? [In reply to] Can't Post

Alan,

Glad I could help. I just sorta answered your other question too.

Have fun Smile
Scott

 
 


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