Any thoughts on exec: URL?

Marc Andreessen (
Tue, 9 Mar 93 00:41:54 -0800 writes:
> Any thoughts? In particular, are there any security problems won't be
> fixed by asking the user whether or not to execute the command before
> doing so?

It's a mammoth security problem in general, don't you think? Asking
the user whether or not to execute a command absolves you of
responsibility for the results, but the results could still be


Marc Andreessen
Software Development Group
National Center for Supercomputing Applications