[Chicago-talk] mkdir() question

Brian Katzung briank at kappacs.com
Thu Dec 2 13:54:25 PST 2010

You could use usermod instead of useradd, but the daemon sounds like a good approach.

  - Brian

"Young, Darren" <Darren.Young at chicagobooth.edu> wrote:

>> This is less secure, but here's another thought:
>>      system("sudo /usr/sbin/useradd ...");
>> with useradd permission for Apache.
>The user is actually in AD (with POSIX extensions) so all I have to do
>here is mkdir and chown.
>> I would probably go with the suid perl myself, depending on the
>> of the server, who else is also on the server, and whether the
>> (virtual?) machine is dedicated to this service.
>It's our grid front-end. I'm thinking I will just convert the
>SOAP::Lite script from a CGI to a Daemon, run it on port 8080 or
>something and put an IP acl on it.
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