Embedding a restricted python interpreter

Jp Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Thu Jan 6 16:54:06 CET 2005


On 06 Jan 2005 07:32:25 -0800, Paul Rubin <"http://phr.cx"@nospam.invalid> wrote:
>Jp Calderone <exarkun at divmod.com> writes:
> >   A Python sandbox would be useful, but the hosting provider's excuse
> > for not allowing you to use mod_python is completely bogus.  All the 
> > necessary security tools for that situation are provided by the 
> > platform in the form of process and user separation.
> 
> But mod_python is an apache module and runs in the same apache process
> with other users' scripts.

  I am uncertain as to how this differs from mod_php (the alternative 
discussed in the OP's story).  I've been away from PHP for a while, so 
perhaps mod_php has gained some features of which I am unaware?

  Jp

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