[mod_python] Configuring mod_python via reverse proxy

Graham Dumpleton grahamd at dscpl.com.au
Thu Dec 15 21:37:11 EST 2005

Roberto Sanchez wrote ..
> Graham Dumpleton wrote:
> > If you are using mod_python.psp you will not, but if you use PythonHandler
> > to target a handler .py file in ~/public_html, or you are using mod_python
> > version 3.1.4 or older and mod_python.publisher, you can.
> > 
> > Graham
> > 
> That makes me wonder if it is a Bad Idea(TM) to let apache run as the 
> user himself.  Is there an alternative there?  Originally, I was trying
> to avoid the problems encountered by using mod_python on a shared 
> machine.  This is similar to the problem with using mod_php on a shared
> machine, except that PHP has a safe mode (which I understand is not very
> safe at all).  Running separate instances of apache seems like the 
> better alternative in this case.  I am just wondering of problems that
> may occur by letting the web server run and then having write access to
> the document root.

So we know exactly where you are coming from, what do you understand
as being the "problems encountered by using mod_python on a shared

There are indeed some issues, some of which can be partly resolved, but
would be good to know specifically which ones you are thinking of.


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