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Re: libexec/httpd and unsorted directory index

>>> Instead of embedding sorting knowledge in the daemon, why not
>>> popen(3) another binary and let it do the whole job?
>> Then you have to provide httpd with an environment in which it can
>> execute other programs.  Some of us prefer running things chrooted
>> and neutered.
> For it to work, yes.  If you don't provide that, then you get
> unsorted directories.

Also, even people who chroot daemons are sometimes willing to let them
have access to a few carefully-chosen additional tools.  My own
public-facing ftpd, for example, has (rather restricted) access to a
few programs like gzip, so it can do conversions on the fly.  I decided
the additional risk was worth the benefit brought.

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