On Fri, 17 May 2002, Dan Hardiker wrote: >> from the cron I would call this command... >> >> wget -q -T10 http:/www.mydomain.com/myScript.php -0 /dev/null > > This makes it highly insecure as anyone could execute it (unless you > locked it down which is silly when you could just run it locally > yourself). Also the data is going over HTTP which would easily be > intercepted with ethereal / tcpdump etc. I still *strongly* recommend > compiling a binary if only for purely security based precautionary > reasons.
Your point about the script being web-accessible is crucial and sufficient reason for not doing things that way. The tcpdump thing isn't much of a concern, because a connection to a local address will be shunted across lo0 (or whatever your loopback interface is called), and therefore can only be sniffed by someone with root access on that same machine. miguel -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php