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Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] CGI to read mails via browser - found one !!
- From: pbleser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Pascal Bleser)
- Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 14:54:44 +0200
- Message-id: <01bd7f37$77dc5860$36320a0a@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
internet---[ webserver ]
internet---[ firewall ]---< I am here :) >
The only users who have a shell account are administrators ( I know
/nick SuSE52 on #linux (IRCnet)
root on www.student.prov-liege.be
From: Andrew L. Davis <adavis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Date: jeudi 14 mai 1998 14:27
Subject: Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] CGI to read mails via browser - found one !!
>On Thu, May 14, 1998 at 08:02:52AM +0000, Arnulf Striepecke wrote:
>> Passcal wrote:
>> > Yes, of course, that's very clear in my mind...
>> > I don't really need a secure connection, because I administrate (with 2
>> > other guys) the students' server of the highschool I'm in (my last
>> > and we are on a LAN that is behind a firewall (which we don't control -
>> > administrator of the highschool's network does :-( ). We can't access
>> > mailbox on the webserver (that is "besides" the firewall, not behind
>> > course) because the administrator doesn't want to open the POP3 port on
>> > firewall (dunno why... maybe he can't ;-))...
>> > So, we needed a solution like www-mail...
>> > It doesn't really need to be secure, because it's the students' mailbox
>> > anyway...
>> Very smart, who cares about students anyway!
>> > But I might (although I don't think I'll have the time :-( ) try Apache
>> > SSL...
>If any of the accounts that use the web mail CGI script have shell access
>then you are endangering your system, but if your computer is behind a
>firewall then you should be alright; if the only things that can get in are
>smtp pop www domain then no sweat you should be relatively safe.
>Andrew L. Davis Network Operations
>adavis@xxxxxxxxxx ViperLink International
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