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Re: PHPNuke license

On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 06:06:58PM -0500, David Turner wrote:
> A program in the middle of a pipeline never directly accepts input from
> the user, nor does it output direcly to the user.  

Therefore it is not interactive.


PHPNuks is just that program.  Its pipeline looks like:

web browser -> client network layer -> server network layer -> apache
 -> mod_php4 -> phpnuke -> apache -> server network layer ->
 client network layer -> web browser

> How does this sound for an interpretation of interactive in shell
> scripts: "A program is running interactively if stdin and stdout are
> ttys."  This should prevent most of the spam effect, right?

Not if something is being called 200 times in a while loop that doesn't

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