sunadmn has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Good morning evening afternoon fellow monks. I have been put to the task of writing a web based application that has a simple form that you enter a users username and then the action is to go from a Linux box to a NFS mounted Solaris T3 and query that users quota. Now I have a few issues here from what I have read and understand about Solaris quota system. First the issue is with a web based app is that our end users will have access to this page and I may just be a bit crazy, but you have to run the quota check as root with Solaris in order to get it to work. This seems like a big security hole to me but hey I am no security guy. Second issue is that Linux and Solaris dont play very well together when I try to get them to talk so I was thinkning of some sort of listening server mod etc. to listen for the call from the linux server and then run the quota check on the user and return the data, this is where I guess I need the most advice. If anyone has an idea no matter how large or small and would like to put an offering to a humble fellow monk please do.