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Old 06-28-2007, 06:03 AM   #1
Drahcir
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Question Running Apache as 'deamon' user/group.


I've been planning to install a LAMP server for a while now and I've just installed Apache 2.2.4. In it's default configuration file (httpd.conf from source), it states...
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# User/Group: The name (or #number) of the user/group to run httpd as.
# It is usually good practice to create a dedicated user and group for
# running httpd, as with most system services.
Is there any security risk in leaving the user/group 'deamon'? I'm running Slackware 11.0 and to my knowledge, no other program or files in the distribution uses this user/group.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 07:28 AM   #2
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You can use apache/apache (or better yet nobody/nobody), since daemon in Slackware is a privileged user.
 
  


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