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Old 09-16-2014, 02:01 AM   #1
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Giving Access to /var/www/cgi-bin without typing root password


Hi,
I am teaching CGI programming. Students have to copy CGI scripts in /var/www/cgi-bin. This requires root access. Kindly guide me with some technique so that students do not have to type root password.

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Old 09-16-2014, 02:57 AM   #2
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Here are two articles that might have useful information:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...script-345936/

http://how-to.linuxcareer.com/simple...n-ubuntu-linux
 
Old 09-16-2014, 03:51 AM   #3
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try to set acl on the folder on the username(s) they use so they can copy without a problem hth

setfacl -m u:<uname>:rw /var/www/cgi-bin
 
Old 09-17-2014, 05:53 AM   #4
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Hi,
Thanks for your response. I tried your command, it executes but still i am not able to copy as lab6. Again it copying only for root. I am using Fedora 20.
Code:
[root@localhost httpprg]# setfacl -m u:lab6:rw /var/www/cgi-bin
[root@localhost httpprg]# exit
exit
[lab6@localhost ~]$ pwd
/home/lab6
[lab6@localhost ~]$ cd Sir
[lab6@localhost Sir]$ ped
bash: ped: command not found...
[lab6@localhost Sir]$ ls
dbprg  hello.cgi  hello.pl  Hello.pm  httpprg  hw_client.pl  soap2.pl
[lab6@localhost Sir]$ cd httpprg
[lab6@localhost httpprg]$ ls
first.pl  second.pl
[lab6@localhost httpprg]$ cp second.pl /var/www/cgi-bin
cp: cannot stat ‘/var/www/cgi-bin/second.pl’: Permission denied
[lab6@localhost httpprg]$ who am i
lab6     pts/0        2014-09-17 05:38 (:0)
[lab6@localhost httpprg]$ ls
first.pl  second.pl
[lab6@localhost httpprg]$ cp second.pl /var/www/cgi-bin
cp: cannot stat ‘/var/www/cgi-bin/second.pl’: Permission denied
[lab6@localhost httpprg]$ su
Password: 
[root@localhost httpprg]# cp second.pl /var/www/cgi-bin
[root@localhost httpprg]#
Please guide me.

Zulfi.
 
Old 09-17-2014, 10:20 AM   #5
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Try "setfacl -m u:lab6:rwx /var/www/cgi-bin" instead.

You need the "x" on directories to be able to search them.

You might actually have a better way that prevents users from clobbering each other: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current...blic_html.html

This way each user has their own "cgi-bin" directory to work with, and allows them to use the same cgi file name...
 
Old 09-18-2014, 01:27 AM   #6
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Hi,
Thanks for helping me. This problem is solved. However i would try the information provided for creating individual based cgi-bin directories which can be accessed by same cgi-bin name.

Zulfi.
 
  


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