An idea - request for comments

Ian Clarke I.Clarke at
Tue Aug 3 14:44:33 CEST 1999

Just browsing through the Python documentation, I also notice that it is
possible to restrict the execution of programs, similar to Java's sand
box (called a "padded cell" in Python-speak).  This opens up a very
interesting possibility - namely that if the system I described in my
previous post allowed CGI scripts to run in a restricted environment,
then there would be no reason why an ISP could not allow their users to
use CGI in their webpages (at present, most ISPs won't grant CGI access
to their users due to the security nightmare that would present).

I intend to do some work on this as soon as I get time.  If anyone wants
to help please email me.


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