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From Paul Querna <>
Subject Re: User/group security without CGI (SuEXEC)
Date Mon, 05 May 2008 18:29:48 GMT
Jille Timmermans wrote:
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> Hello hackers!
> I was thinking of creating a more secure environment for running
> webscripts (mod_php in my case),
> I want to run php scripts as their owner.
> I tought of the following scheme's:
> .....

The image in p2, is roughly what the 'perchild' MPM tried to do.

Its all feasible, its mostly a question of having a willing developr to 
iron out all of the bugs on perchild or start with a new code base.

> How do you think about this idea ?
> It does decrease the performance a bit (Workers should parse the
> request, put it in some shm, Executive should pick it up from the shm
> and really run the php-script (See the links above for the terms Worker
> and Executive)
> But if the option is not specified it is possible to do it 'the old way'.
> Would it be possible to implement this as an MPM, or MOD ?

Yes, it should be possible to do this in an MPM.

Not to discourage you, but this is a hard problem, and many hours have 
been spent on it before without much resulting, but I would welcome 
someone who wants to do it :-)


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