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Old 09-24-2004, 11:42 PM   #1
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Question Question for multi-user webserver (Apache) on Fedora

I just installed Fedora 2 and try to configure it as my and my friends' website. I don't have a domain name. So the static IP will be the website access. For example, will work for root web access. But how to configure to make each user website work.

I configured each user in httpd.conf as below. But when I try, it doesn't work. Is there anything else I should do? Thanks.


<IfModule mod_userdir.c>
# UserDir is disabled by default since it can confirm the presence
# of a username on the system (depending on home directory
# permissions).
#UserDir disable

# To enable requests to /~user/ to serve the user's public_html
# directory, remove the "UserDir disable" line above, and uncomment
# the following line instead:
UserDir public_html

Old 09-25-2004, 12:00 AM   #2
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Check lower in the conf file

I don't see the rest of your conf file, but that section looks all right. It took me a while to figure out how to do the same thing. I had to add a <Directory ...> statement in to the file as well. It goes something like this:

<Directory /home/*/public_html>
AllowOverride FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
Options MultiViews Indexes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
Order deny,allow
Deny from all

Plus, if you want to add some CGI scripts to your files as well, add these line as well:

<Directory /home/*/public_html/cgi-bin>
Options ExecCGI
SetHandler cgi-script

Good luck!

PS I recommend looking up more info on those options, those MAY be really insecure.
Old 09-26-2004, 12:52 AM   #3
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thanks a lot. Is there any requirement for group/user definition for the directory and files? For example, in the httpd.conf, the defaul user and group is apache. Do I need to change the group and file to that group and user? Any permission do I need to change for the files in each user's public_html? thanks.

Old 09-26-2004, 01:20 AM   #4
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Just so long as the Apache user is able to enter the Web directories and read the files, it is fine.


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