Re: launching executables through HTML files

"Peter Lister, Cranfield Computer Centre" <>
Message-id: <9306230810.AA19481@xdm039>
Subject: Re: launching executables through HTML files 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 22 Jun 93 22:12:54 BST."
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 93 09:10:21 BST
From: "Peter Lister, Cranfield Computer Centre" <>
> My suggestion would be to allow "exec:" type links to be run only if
> the file that contains them resides on the local filesystem.  (physical,
> NFS, AFS, etc.)  Or a file that resides on a trusted host. (in a list?)
> That way there is at least some sense of security.

Since when was AFS a "local" file system? I do not regard arbitrary
files in AFS as trustworthy in the least.

Peter Lister                          
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