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Date: 2004-02-28 (16:37)
From: David MENTRE <dmentre@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] How to secure an OCaml server
David MENTRE <> writes:

> I would like to secure my server against usual attacks (buffer overflow,
> etc.).
> While there is plenty of doc for C and C++, there is nothing for
> OCaml. At what kind of issues should I look to avoid attacks? Has
> anybody written a documentation or a tool to secure OCaml applications?

Judging from answers I've received, I've probably been not clear
enough. I know that the security topic is large but I've explicitely not
mentionned cryptographic issues (authentication, information hiding,
etc.). I just want to secure my server enough so that a bad guy can't
crash it or launch a shell with it. I've left other security topics to
the near future.

I'm not the first one to write a server in OCaml, so I wanted to use
experience of previous work. If nobody has written such a document, I'll
might give it a try.

Any useful comments still appreciated,
 David Mentré <>

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