[wp-hackers] Lost Password

Denis de Bernardy denis at semiologic.com
Mon Nov 21 16:53:54 GMT 2005

on free.fr, I recall mail and chmod were removed entirely (this may have
changed since). They replaced it with a custom function with a different
name on the one side, and a server side script that automatically chmoded
stuff as required on the other.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com 
> [mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of 
> David House
> Sent: Monday, November 21, 2005 5:41 PM
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Lost Password
> On 19/11/05, Denis de Bernardy <denis at semiologic.com> wrote:
> > Actually, some hosts disable a few functions in an effort 
> to improve 
> > security and/or to cut spam. mail(), in particular, isn't 
> necessarily 
> > available.
> How exactly is this disabled? Is the mail() function removed 
> totally? If so, we could easily do a function_exists() on 
> this and provide an alternate (if less secure) method of 
> recieving the password if mail() doesn't exist.
> If it's disabled at a lower level, we may have to be a bit 
> more creative in our resolution. It may not be worth doing at 
> all, as others have suggested.
> --
> -David House, dmhouse at gmail.com, http://xmouse.ithium.net 
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