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Old 06-11-2004, 10:57 AM   #1
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Directory Permissions question


so i have a folder , /home/brian/www/html


and the permissions on that folder are rwx_ _ _ _ _ _, or 700


ok, so within that directory is some html that i configured apache to read and put on the web....how is apache reading those files though, it reads them but you would think with the permissions that way it wouldnt be able to

please help!
 
Old 06-11-2004, 11:36 AM   #2
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I believe apache runs as superuser, so it bypasses file protections.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 11:41 AM   #3
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Apache runs as whatever user and group that you specify in the Apache config file - for example:

user nobody
group nogroup

I've had problems in the past where if the file didn't have the correct permissions then Apache would error in trying to read them. Is your Apache config'd to run as your user?
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:12 PM   #4
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Hey apache is configured to run as apache, nobody.....and the user diretory is something different.

thanks
 
Old 06-11-2004, 01:44 PM   #5
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What are the permissions of the file(s) being read by apache? Do they match the permissions of the directory? Do they also match the owner and group of the directory?
 
  


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