Protecting a perl program

Joel Fentin joel at
Thu May 16 23:17:50 CDT 2002

This is not about obfuscated wet T-shirts.

1. Is there a *standard* way of requiring user name & password
before I let someone run a perl program on the www?

2. Do I put an .htpasswd file in the cgi-bin directory? This (if
it works) carries the disadvantage that all programs in that
directory require UN & PW.

3. Or do I code the protection right into the program? 

4. Or some other way?

Joel Fentin    tel: 760-749-8863    FAX: 760-749-8864
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