Re: Server-Side Technologies confusion

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Web Developer, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. "Owen Jacobson" <> wrote in message
    news:7JdJa.8$...
    > (I am aware I may be feeding the troll.)
    >
    > Web Developer wrote:
    >
    > > I gather so far is that cgi and servlets are programs that are
    > > executed on the server-side to generate web pages. Note, cgi is
    > > obselete and has security programs and thus servlets are now used. Am
    > > i right?

    >
    > CGI is simply a specification for how standalone programs can be called
    > from the web server and for how those programs communicate with the
    > server to generate pages. CGI in and of itself is neither secure nor
    > insecure, although it is easy to write an insecure CGI page, as it is
    > with any other server-side programming technique.
    >
    > As far as practical security is concerned, you may want to take a look
    > at things like Apache's suEXEC at <http://httpd.apache.org/docs/suexec>
    > for basic "which user am I?"


    your a newbie =]

    WD


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