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xampp is not for production ?

PostPosted: 27. June 2004 19:21
by mi_techs
Is it true that all xampp (both for linux and windows) are not production ready (can't be used in production)?
I come under the imppresion that xampp is a production package.
anyone know any story xampp got hacked?

Also, which type of question should anyone ask to get a response here? and how in particular to ask for it (or them)?

thanks all

Security in Xampp

PostPosted: 16. September 2004 11:45
by Esos
Copy and paste from section 'READ ME':

A matter of security (A MUST READ!)
As mentioned before, XAMPP is not meant for production use but only for developers in a development environment. The way XAMPP is configured is to be open as possible and allowing the developer anything he/she wants. For development environments this is great but in a production environment it could be fatal.

Here a list of missing security in XAMPP:

The MySQL administrator (root) has no password.
The MySQL daemon is accessible via network.
ProFTPD uses the password "lampp" for user "nobody".
PhpMyAdmin is accessible via network.
MySQL and Apache running under the same user (nobody).

To fix most of the security weaknesses simply call the following command:
/opt/lampp/lampp security It starts a small security check and makes your XAMPP installation more secure.

PostPosted: 30. September 2004 14:53
by MrEddy
But after making this change, xampp is ready for production like standard installation ??

PostPosted: 30. September 2004 15:39
by Kristian Marcroft

it all depends on how paranoid you are...
In a german Forum ( XAMPP has been mentioned to be hacked. I personally think XAMPP is _only_ for Dev. use. Others in the Team think its also for production use.

I don't Use Apache2.X nor PHP5.X yet cos they're to insecure.
I stick to woody with a couple of backports.

So long