suid cgi?

C. Abney cabney at
Fri Jun 9 20:01:25 CDT 2000

On Fri, 9 Jun 2000, Rick Schlientz wrote:

> What is the best way to allow a secure cgi the same permissions as the user
> logged into it?

Some systems won't allow you to do suid scripts... they are considered too
unsafe.  But apache has a module that allows you to do directory based
suid perms setting.  It comes with the base distribution and is turned off
by default: a compiler option.  Details here:

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