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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: httpd process and the environment
Date Thu, 02 Apr 1998 23:26:28 GMT
On Thu, 2 Apr 1998, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> This is kind of a "bleed through" from the PHP mailing list... Basically,
> with the PHP3 module included, the child httpd processes can have their
> environment (as defined as their environment variables) changed, deleted
> and added "at will" (the Apache variables are "protected")... Now, when
> this process forks off an external CGI, this CGI get's a clean
> environment from create_environment, right? There's no way for
> the CGI to get one that's been changed, is there?

Right.  However, certain other processes that are executed could.

I'm not sure I understand the point of letting PHP change the processes'
environment variables. 

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