Nginx securiy problem

Igor Sysoev igor at
Fri Dec 4 08:53:27 MSK 2009

On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 02:01:21PM -0800, Michael Shadle wrote:

> Yah. I tried thttpd but it crashed on me randomly. Apache is stable.  
> Works good enough. And the machines I use it on have more than enough  
> resources.

mini_httpd is much more simpler than thttpd: it's just a simple server
forking for every request, i.e., exactly what is required for CGI.

> It'd be nice if nginx could do cgi :p I have to support mailman and  
> bugzilla. Both seem archaic. One reason I am actually starting a php  
> mailman replacement since there are literally only 3-4 mail list  
> managers out there. None are simple to use or configure either. If  
> anyone wants to help contribute to this effort... Email me off list.  
> I'm hiring a coder to do it for me. Then I will open source it like  
> wordpress and such.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 3, 2009, at 1:11 PM, Igor Sysoev <igor at> wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 12:37:17PM -0800, Michael Shadle wrote:
> >
> >> Using apache for anything if you don't need to if nginx will do it  
> >> for
> >> you is a waste of resources and complicates your setup.
> >>
> >> I only use apache for mod_dav_svn, and cgi. Of which I am trying to
> >> minimize that impact by getting mailman ported to php :)
> >
> > CGI at is run by mini_httpd.

Igor Sysoev

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