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Should I use suid in the below situation ?
Our web server runs under "nobody" id.  If I
want to write a cgi message board which store and
update messages in a data file, and I don't want
to give write permission of the data file to the world.
I've heard CGI-Wraper can do this type of thing. But
my question is can I just "chmod 4755 mycgifile", and
solve the problem. Is this encouraged?
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The safest is probably to make it setgid to a group that's only used for that purpose.  That way only that cgi can write it and that's the only special thing that cgi can do.
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Looks like I'm the only contender here...
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Thank you, finalized.
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You're welcome :-)
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