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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: apachen Configure
Date Sun, 10 Aug 1997 21:09:23 GMT
Ben Laurie wrote:
> Hold on - the guy compiling the module is already doing something far
> more dangerous - admitting C that will run on their system. Caveat
> emptor.
> I wouldn't worry about it. Might be worth giving prominent notice that
> modules can do things at Configure-time, though. Don't just compile it,
> and _then_ see if it scares you!
> OTOH, you could do something like "mod_dbm.c wants me to run this: ...,
> should I or shouldn't I?".

I think maybe some kinda notice would be a Good Idea. The administrator
might be up-on-the-ball enough to make sure that their sourcecode
for modules is protected, only being suspicious about Configure.

      Jim Jagielski            |       jaguNET Access Services           |
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