[ic] Why are catalogs placed outside HTML space?

Ron Phipps takedown@cdsnet.net
Sun, 26 Nov 2000 23:22:34 -0800

I believe that is the main reason.  All the catalog files are interpreted by
the deamon therefore there is no reason to give the user the ability to view
the files directly.  The security issue is definitely there, especially if
the person was able to download the userdb or any of the transaction logs,
by putting the files outside of the HTML space this risk is reduced.  Take
it easy!


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Foster" <jfoster@augustmail.com>
To: "Interchange Users" <interchange-users@minivend.com>; "Mike Heins"
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2000 11:07 PM
Subject: [ic] Why are catalogs placed outside HTML space?

> I was wondering the reason for placing the actual catalogs in
> directories that are outside of the regular HTML space. Simple curosity
> and no particular reason that I have seen beside a possible security
> issue....
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