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Old 12-16-2002, 08:33 AM   #1
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chmod of /var/www/html

What is the best chmod for a web server folder?
I want to be able to update page via ftp (i need permission to overwrite file as root and as an user).

Thx alot
Old 12-16-2002, 02:43 PM   #2
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i can suggest

chown -R root.apache /home/www.html

find /home/www/html -type f -exec chmod 664 {} \;
find /home/www/html -type d -exec chmod 2775 {} \;


putting g+s will make any new file with apache as group.


now add your editors / webmasters in apache group.

make sure FTP creates 664 (file) and 775 (directory) by default.

I will suggest to use secure copy or WinSCP in place of FTP.


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