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Re: Where does 'www-data' come from?

On Wed, 20 Jan, 1999, Brian May wrote:
> Maybe the web files should be owned by "www-data" and the web
> process should be owned by "www" or "httpd"? This way the
> descriptive names continue to make sense. Practical
> speaking, it is probably just as good to make web files
> owned by root, however, then the name "www-data" won't
> be the owner of any data.

Would not work, the users on my machine who are aloud to edit the web pages
are members of the www-data group, do you suggest I make them members of root?

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