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bio website elehack.net/michael
location San Marcos, TX
age 29
visits member for 5 years, 1 month
seen Apr 20 '13 at 23:37

Assistant professor in computer science at Texas State University specializing in human-computer interaction, recommender systems, and information retrieval. FP (currently Scala and Haskell, previously OCaml) hacker.


May
2
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
20
comment How can I use SELinux to confine PHP scripts?
@SergeyVlasov Thanks for the heads up. The primary threat model I am concerned about is someone exploiting bugs in one PHP application to manipulate the data or configuration of another. Bugs in PHP itself are concerning, but in balancing configuration difficulty vs. protection, this solution seems like it will accomplish what I need.
Apr
19
revised How can I use SELinux to confine PHP scripts?
add general php tag
Apr
19
comment How can I use SELinux to confine PHP scripts?
@MIfe I am currently using mod_php, but am open to switching to a different deployment method if it makes it easier.
Apr
19
awarded  Editor
Apr
19
revised How can I use SELinux to confine PHP scripts?
reword intro
Apr
17
asked How can I use SELinux to confine PHP scripts?
Aug
21
comment Easy multi-level authentication for sudo
That's a very interesting solution. Thanks!
Jun
8
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
9
comment How to maintain local Sync of files to multiple computers
Unison has a 'repeat' option where it repeatedly re-syncs e.g. every 30 seconds.
Oct
16
awarded  Critic
Sep
15
awarded  Scholar
Sep
15
accepted Easy multi-level authentication for sudo
Sep
3
comment Easy multi-level authentication for sudo
@Brad Gilbert: I'd do that, but I want to be able to log in as my normal user from computers I don't control. I just don't want those computers to be able to root the server. I want root access to be reserved to when I am logging in from a trusted host (either via private key, or some other means that I don't use on untrusted hosts).
Sep
3
awarded  Student
Sep
3
asked Easy multi-level authentication for sudo
Aug
6
awarded  Supporter
Aug
3
answered apache2 or lighttpd for static web - root