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From "Joshua Slive" <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: Tracking CGI Exec Calls
Date Fri, 11 Aug 2006 13:47:18 GMT
On 8/11/06, Silvio Mazzaro <mazzaro@ieee.org> wrote:
> Guy Hulbert wrote:
>
> > What is the problem you are trying to solve ?
>
> I'd like to know who's using sendmail from the Web.
>
> > This is a hint ... do you want to prevent CGI scripts from calling
> > sendmail ?
>
> No, It's important for my users to use sendmail from their applications,
> but I'd like to control it to avoid spamming problems.
>
> > I don't think there is anything better than 'strace' (except 'dtrace' on
> > solaris) but I have not tried using either.
>
> Perhaps It is possible to track system calls from mod_perl, but I'm
> still studying it... I'll let you know if I find (or someone on this
> list) a better solution then 'strace'.

I don't know of any way to do this from apache.  But you could simply
replace sendmail with a script that dumps the relevant info to a log
file before passing parameters on to the real sendmail.

Joshua.

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