cgi relay for python cgi script
steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Oct 4 15:33:33 CEST 2005
Amir Michail wrote:
> Fredrik Lundh wrote:
>>Amir Michail wrote:
>>>Is there an easy way to do this without modifying the configuration of
>>>the cgi server and without running a cgi server on the other machine
>>>where the script will actually run?
>>>Perhaps someone wrote a simple server that provides the required
>>>environment for the cgi script to run?
>>>I'm looking for something simple that does not require root access.
>>you could of course use something like
>>or some other light-weight web server, but you should probably have in mind
>>that doing things like this without coordinating with your server administrators
>>and security architects *before* you start tinkering can be a excellent way to
> I would like to do this to improve performance by avoiding nfs. (The
> required data is not on the cgi server.)
> The advice I got was to use something like MySQL with a client/server
> However, I thought it would be easier to simply run the core part of
> the script off the cgi server, thereby avoiding nfs for data lookups.
> So I guess the point is that such a solution is more likely to be a
> security risk than MySQL?
You are hardly likely to improve performance by substituting a fairly
high-level application like CGI or MySQL for NFS. But later you suggest
that security is the issue rather than performance. I'm confused.
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