[GRASSweb-list]New PHP grass website for mirrors without PHP

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Sun Dec 26 14:09:59 EST 2004


sorry for the inconvenience. I had added some days before
a file info.php into the images/ subdir to see which
servers do not support PHP. Some people I have contacted
to add support although nearly all mirrors already
have PHP.

It seems that I missed to verify your site and to contact
you in advance - my apologies.

The only PHP function which I am using is include() to
construct the menus. No other tricks...

I can see that your site is functional:


with PHP3. So nothing to do...

Thanks for supporting the GRASS community.


On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 04:42:53PM -0500, Simon Valiquette wrote:
> Hello,
>   It is just to tell you that I would have appreciated if you would 
> have informed the mirrors in advance that you would need the use of PHP.
>   Actually, my server don't provide PHP.  I will add soon PHP3, but I 
> need some time to understand all the security implications for PHP4.  If 
> someone compromise my server with a PHP4 security bug, I know some ways 
> it can goes undetected, so I need to find a solution.
>   I would also probably need to recompile PHP4 to remove some modules 
> (for example ftp and sockets are compiled in by default on Debian, which 
> I won't keep if I don't need to).
>   I might have the only server to not offer PHP and perhaps I am too 
> paranoid, but my server is located in the same room as one of the main 
> 10GE canadian routers that links Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec and 
> some places in USA, so we do care about security.
>   If there is again an important change in mirroring requirement, it 
> will be a good idea to inform the official mirrors.  I hope you do keep 
> the mailing adresses of the mirrors.
> Simon Valiquette
> http://gulus.USherbrooke.ca

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