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Is Symlink Race Condition Protection Needed on a Non-Shared Server?

Discussion in 'Security' started by celiac101, May 17, 2018.

  1. celiac101

    celiac101 Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to beef up security on my server, and hopefully not slow it down, as it is very busy.

    I operate a dedicated server, and with the exception of temporary FTP/cpanel access to certain sites on the server, I am the only person who has access to the server, and any sites on it. In my case, do I need to worry about Symlink Race Condition Protection?
     
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    I don't see an answer to my question in that thread, but it looks like if I control all sites on my server, which I do, then the only way I need to worry about Symlink is if one of those sites gets hacked, is that correct?

    PS - The reason not to run it is the warning about slow performance. I want fast performance.
     
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    Hello @celiac101,

    That's correct, in your case the benefit would relate to it's ability to protect the other websites on your system in the event one was exploited. Also, note the slow performance warning only extends to the Bluehost patch. The other documented patches/solutions will not slow the performance.

    Thank you.
     
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