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Re: Autoswish on Linux - problem?

From: Ron Samuel Klatchko <rsk(at)not-real.corpmail.brightmail.com>
Date: Thu Feb 24 2000 - 20:54:54 GMT
PropheZine Owner wrote:
> swish_create.pl I have this line:
> 
> $userid = $ENV{'REMOTE_USER'};
> 
> In debugging I discovered that this value is not set.  I had to comment the
> line and put in a temporary value (BOBTEST) before the routines would work.
> 
> Anyone seen this problem before?

REMOTE_USER is set by the web server when the script requires
authentication.  What you have done is circumvent user/password security
(which admittedly is pretty weak, but it's something).  Do you have some
other sort of access control to prevent a random user from invoking that
CGI?

moo
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           Ron Samuel Klatchko - Software Jester
            Brightmail Inc - rsk@brightmail.com
Received on Thu Feb 24 15:59:14 2000