NOT SO - Huge Security holes in MS FrontPage 98
Fri, 24 Oct 1997 13:43:54 +1000 (EST)
On Fri, 24 Oct 1997, Tom Worthington wrote:
> At 07:09 PM 23/10/97 +1000, Damien Miller wrote:
> >...Frontpage Extensions are a set of server-side programs which allow the
> >Microsoft Frontpage WWW editor to transparently manage content on a remote
> >site. They also include some basic CGI functionality (search form,
> >guest-book, etc)...
> Sounds useful, but do I have to use Frontpage to use Frontpage Extensions?
> That is, apart from Frontpage itself, are there client products available
> from other vendors which use Frontpage Extensions, or equivalent?
No. That is one of the problems.
> Is there a standard (or two) in the works to provide this sort of function?
FTP and HTTP both are standardised methods of transferrind documents. Many
other web authoring systems use these with great success.
If you mean the CGI functionality, there is nothing there that a few freely
available perl scripts could not do.
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