I'd be running away :)

Justin French

on 15/08/02 10:36 PM, Miles Thompson ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:

> This is somewhat off-topic, but has to do with shared hosting. All of my
> experience with Linux has been on boxes where I've pretty well had the only
> account. I'm now working on a shared system which provides SSH access. The
> idea is to host a client's site on  this system, but after a few hours of
> exploring here's why I'm having second thoughts.
> I can move up the directory tree and see all the other users directories,
> the contents thereof, and individual files, such as
> "/use/home/other_user/today.html". Permissions are such that I was not able
> to edit or copy them. (I tried.) The contents of etc/passwd could be listed.
> mysqlshow listed all the databases on the system; with the mysql console I
> was able to examine the structure and contents of any of them, with a
> couple I went further and added a table, inserted records, and dropped the
> table. I could also insert records (which I subsequently deleted) into
> existing tables.
> Call me naive, but is this normal, or should I bail on this arrangement
> before going any further? It's a BSD system.
> Comments and opinions are solicited.
> Regards - Miles Thompson

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