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OKWS Read : Building Secure High-Performance Web Services with OKWS . (See readings.) Hand-In Procedure You are to turn in this homework during lecture. Please write up your answers to the exercises below and hand them in to a 6.828 staff member at the beginning of lecture. OS Security and Web Server Security Exercise 1 One of the biggest lessons in Unix security is that few if any servers should run as root . Justify. Exercise 2 Maybe this paper is all wrong then. OKWS claims to be more secure
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Unformatted text preview: than a comparable Apache configuration, but Apache runs all processes as nobody (or www depending on your OS/distribution) while OKWS runs certain components as root . (a) Which parts of OKWS run as root ? (b) Why do they run as root ? (c) How does Apache avoid root ? (d) Which method seems more secure? (No right answer here). This completes the homework....
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