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Software Developer at small company based in Vienna. Also Computer Science student at UT Vienna. Work mostly with C, C++ and most recently with Qt. Linux aficionado.


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comment Securely changing system configuration from a web application
OK, just what I was thinking. Indeed very direct :D But I guess you're right.
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comment Securely changing system configuration from a web application
Thanks, very helpful. Just to make sure I understand you right, with you last sentence you mean that I should put the privileged back-end component into "the drivers seat" instead of "being called" by some other process? Well, if I use text files I have the problem that I need some kind of notification or polling to see when they change. Also if I pass parameters through this I will have to carefully sanitize them, but I'm not sure whether I can prevent shell injection completely.
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comment Securely changing system configuration from a web application
I'm not exactly sure what you mean. So I have a python lib calling system functions. When I include this lib in my (python) web app, it still needs to run as root. The calls are part of the web app after all.
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