[oclug] Apache + CDROM under webroot = bad idea?
willy at debian.org
Tue Jun 24 17:00:42 EDT 2003
On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 04:48:25PM -0400, Brian's Linux Box wrote:
> mount /dev/cdrom /var/www/html/graphics
> and voila - 30% more files without taking up any harddrive space.
> Performance issues aside (yep - she's a 2x CDROM!) are there any
> security risks/other concerns you might know of from a stunt like this?
No, this is exactly the kind of thing unix excels at.
Just wait till people start discovering the fun to be had with namespaces ;-)
(mount --bind, mount --rbind, mount --move). the manpage is somewhat
misleading since it says "olddir" and "newdir". in fact you can mount
any object except a symlink on any object but a symlink.
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