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Old 08-22-2003, 05:45 PM   #1
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Question Permissions problem w/ Apache conf dir

Hey, this is my first post here.

Well, I've gotten sick of su'ing every time I want to change the Apache config files on my server. So I created an account "webmaster" in group "webmaster" and chowned/chgrped the /usr/local/apache/conf directory to "webmaster". Permissions for conf are 644 (rw-r--r--), but for some reason webmaster cannot get an ls of the directory. webmaster can get an ls of /usr/local/apache and any of its subfolders just fine, EXCEPT for the /conf subdirectory. Is Apache locking up this directory somehow? Help.
Old 08-23-2003, 05:19 AM   #2
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Directories need the execute bit set:
chmod 755 /usr/local/apache/conf

I don't reccoemnts this thoguh. Keeping the permissions as root is much more secure.
Old 08-23-2003, 07:28 AM   #3
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You know, that makes perfect sense. D'oh! Thanks.

I still don't enjoy the concept of su'ing to change the conf, but I guess it is more secure... however, I have this exact problem on the logs folder as well, so this turned out to be helpful after all. Thanks again!


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