Re: apache running as root?
PS> I am running Apache 1.3.9 and I am wondering, if this might be a
PS> security issue. There is always one Apache-process running as root.
>> From my point of understanding Apache starts as root and then switches
PS> to www-data. Ok, but does this mean, that a host might connect to the
It is ok. It is main Apache process that is running as root. It only
starts new child proccess (those processes with www-data uid) that
process requests. Usually it happens only at start time but can happen
later if there are not enough child processes or server was
restarted. Main apache procces never processes requests itself.
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