PHP is a popular server side scripting language.
PHP's (security) settings are typically controlled from a php.ini file. This allows the system administrator to control settings such as such as safe_mode and open_basedir.
People managing shared hosting machines often control the settings on a more granular level in the apache configuration (httpd.conf) as they can set it there per directory and allow for the different hosted sites to have different settings.
This latter method of limiting scripts can be overcome from inside the scripts themselves. Details are trivially available.
So that leaves:
Swa Frantzen -- Section 66
Sep 13th 2006
1 decade ago