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Re: [tlug] Dealing with software with wide attack surface

On Sun, Aug 29, 2021 at 12:50:42AM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Christian Horn writes:
>  > I'm in the market for alternatives, and looked at 2 of them:
>  > and .
>  > Especially Lychee seems good, I like the style of presentation
>  > more than what fgallery (from 2016, no longer developed) does.
> I guess the question is how frequently Lychee is releasing and/or
> patching, and how much they participate in upstream maintenance.  If
> they're a small project cobbled together from 113 other small
> projects, yeech.

My first try with the current Lychee release did not go well:
"importing" a directory with pictures failed for most pictures,
without detailed reason in the gui or php logs.  
I could revisit that now though, I have afterwards seen where 
Lychee keeps an app level.

>  > Since years I use scripts/software to make images available over
>  > the internet.
> That's not very much to go on.  If it's just a browsable archive of
> *your* images, you can just shut off everything except GETs of images
> that exist, and maybe allow thumbnails.  Push everything else into the
> Javascript on the browser, and it's Someone Else's Problem.  But I
> doubt that's what you mean.  If you're running a private
> Instagram-like social network that would be an entirely different
> worry.

Just meant for hosting my own images, not a widely service.

> What else is on the host that you're worried about?  Maybe Lychee
> would be the least of your worries. (^^;

Valid point (won't list them here).


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