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Subject:   HTTPD in kernel and Security at the same time?
Date:   2003-05-06 19:02:33
From:   anonymous2
HTTPD in kernel and Security at the same time? Your web server has access to kernel level processing/permissions how can they possibly make that secure?
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  • Shawn Wildermuth photo HTTPD in kernel and Security at the same time?
    2003-05-08 22:01:09  Shawn Wildermuth | O'Reilly Author [View]

    The HTTPD is only for responding to requests and caching. None of the processing of web pages lives in the kernel. None. Period.
    • HTTPD in kernel and Security at the same time?
      2003-05-13 17:38:07  anonymous2 [View]

      But you can still have bugs in the httpd code - being in the kernel means that you either have complete control of the machine, or when it crashes it brings down the machine!!