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Old 08-23-2005, 06:18 PM   #1
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Apache file permissions


Ive finally got apache all working, but whenever a file is put in the htdocs directory via ftp or locally, it gets owner root, group root. And i get file forbidden errors accessing the file from the net. If i chmod the file to 777 it works fine, or set the group manually to nobody/nogroup. But i always have to do it manually.

Ive set the parent folder up with 777, nobody/nogroup but all files within the htdocs folder are inaccessible from the net unless each one is chmod manually.

What am i doing wrong here

EDIT: ive just checked and i think this is an ftp problem, when a file is upload via ftp it is given permissions Forbidden by group & public. Its vsftpd, any ideas?

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Old 08-23-2005, 06:39 PM   #2
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what user are you using to upload your files? the file permissions should be the same as the user's permissions thats uploading them. That is why using /home/<username>/public_html works really well, you don't come across these probs as often. You may either have to give ur ftp user more permissions which is unsafe or use a public_html dir.

Someone else might have a better idea though
Old 08-23-2005, 06:50 PM   #3
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Any file in /var/www/whatever dir should be readable by apache - regardless who owns them - as long two things are met:

The perms are at least r--
And you start apache as root.


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