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Old 05-29-2009, 07:30 AM   #1
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php problem - chown problem...


hello all,
am using fedora core 9 and i cannot login as root using the GUI
am developing an interface to act as a router and also a firewall...my problem is that i cannot run IPtables in my php script.... i have searched a bit on the internet and saw the setuid bit... and also something called chown.... how do i make system commands run in my php script? am quite new to linux and i cannot find a solution to this problem... :S
please help...
 
Old 05-29-2009, 09:43 AM   #2
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Try Usind php function
exec_shell("command")
 
Old 05-30-2009, 03:34 AM   #3
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well the problem is not in my code.... i used the shell_exec commands in php... but it does not execute the system commands in shell... for example if i write shell_exec('service network restart')... the output gives me shutting down failed... is there some permissions problem or owner of file problem??
 
Old 05-31-2009, 08:07 PM   #4
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You could use the setuid, but I'd go with using sudo instead.
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:10 PM   #5
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Fedora has removed root GUI logins as a default, but you are still able to launch X Windows from a root login.

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Old 06-02-2009, 10:22 AM   #6
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hello there... well thank you very much for the suggestions... but i figured out the problem ... i set the userID bit and it worked. think that apache can execute the commends now
thnksss
Cheerssss
dils
 
Old 06-02-2009, 07:32 PM   #7
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The problem with that is that now, any user/process can run it.... that's why I recommended sudo instead.
 
Old 07-28-2009, 06:17 AM   #8
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hello all....
i wish to thank you a lot for all ur help... it finally paid off and my application wrks... this application was for a final year project and i scored an A in that project.... thxxx a lottt
take care,
dils
 
  


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