need explanation of multiple user/group Q's
New at administering a server, and need some explanation or description. When I try install software on my Linux server, some packages say "need to run as nobody" or some other user name. My web server runs as user Apache.
In a case where multiple web packages have different users they want to run as, which one should own a folder? And do I need to add the other users to the Apache group?
Also, I am running php and having a problem b/c one package, which has been running for about 6 months, says that it can't write to the session folder. I checked the permissions. It is owned by the Apache group w permissions of
If this other package says it can't write to it, but had been running for several months w steady usage, then can someone tell me a clue about:
1. What to change tyhe permissions to so that the session folder is both secure, but can be used by the packages that need it?
2. What the background relationship should be between these multiple users (apache, nobody, etc) in a case like this?