More than likely, you're network admin is just to lazy to do anything that involves the work of setting up python, so he just issues a statement like, "Its not secure.." Being a network admin myself allows me the priviledge of slamming him :) Anyways.. I'd wonder what constitutes 'not as well tested' in his opinion, since any web app language is only secure as the framework its accessed through. In perl, python, C, and java's cases, thats (typically) CGI, so his argument is rather weak there.. As for well tested, ask him to check out Yahoo.com - I hear they run a pretty nice site, most of which runs off Python. http://linuxworld.com/linuxworld/expo/lw-python.html http://www.perl.com/pub/language/versus/python.html http://www.devshed.com/Server_Side/Python/CGI/ .djc. > I like Mailman, especially the build in web admin features, but our network > admin doesn't want to use it because it uses Python, which "is a security > risk since it's not as well tested as Perl, so you'll have to find a Perl > script to do the job if you don't like majordomo" (in his words). This > seems a little off to me, since Zope is Python-based and some major sites > are using both Zope and Mailman. > > Does anyone know of a web security comparison between Perl and Python? Or > have some info or links to back up my case on this one?