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Perl/CGI - suEXEC

Discussion in 'Perl' started by iraklic, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. iraklic

    iraklic New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    this is my first post. I relly hope you guys can help me.

    So here is the thing:

    I am trying to write to file from web using cgi. The user for web is '' (nobody) and of course it has no priviladges to open file for writing. So now I wanna do that with suEXEC.

    1. Could you tell me how?
    2. I couldn't find $q->virtualhos() or something like that for my query...


    Thanks in advance...
     
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    yes, it's apache.
    been there... read that... didn't really help... may be I'm slow...

    can you actually give me a quick short code for perl that does something using that? I'd appreciate that.

    and... thanks for reply...
     
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    You'll need to configure SuExec on Apache to run Perl scripts as owner!
     
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    Let's say suECEX is installed and configured on Apache. So I am writing a script where I have to change user from default to mine and give it some priviladges, is that right? If yes then how do I do that? That is my question. Thanks.
     
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    You'll need to compile apache back from source with suexec support! What OS are you using?
     
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    I'm using linux. What do you mean compile apache back from sourse?

    can you just show me a little exaple of cgi using suEXEC?
     
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    Thanks it helps.
    Last thing. So as I understand you have to configure suEXEC with it's users on apache side and is hase nothing to do with perl script itself (It just gains the user priviladges given by suEXEC).
    Is this correct?
     
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    Yes right! Perl script remains the same, usually the perl script is executed by the user assigned to the web server, but by using suexec, the perl script is executed using the permissions of the user who owns it!
     
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    thanks, I appreciate your help
     

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