Re: launching executables through HTML files

Peter Lister, Cranfield Computer Centre (
Wed, 23 Jun 93 09:10:21 BST

> My suggestion would be to allow "exec:" type links to be run only if
> the file that contains them resides on the local filesystem. (physical,
> NFS, AFS, etc.) Or a file that resides on a trusted host. (in a list?)
> That way there is at least some sense of security.

Since when was AFS a "local" file system? I do not regard arbitrary
files in AFS as trustworthy in the least.

Peter Lister
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