Embedding a restricted python interpreter

Paul Rubin http
Tue Jan 4 19:46:36 EST 2005

Rolf Magnus <ramagnus at t-online.de> writes:
> I would like to embed a python interpreter within a program, but since that
> program would be able to automatically download scripts from the internet,
> I'd like to run those in a restricted environment, which basically means
> that I want to allow only a specific set of modules to be used by the
> scripts, so that it wouldn't be possible for them to remove files from the
> hard drive, kill processes or do other nasty stuff.
> Is there any way to do that with the standard python interpreter?

Don't count on it.

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