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Re: Apache Web Server question



On Fri, Jun 30, 2000 at 09:53:43PM -0700, Jay Kelly wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 30, 2000 at 08:08:14PM -0700, kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 30, 2000 at 07:55:38PM -0700, Jay Kelly wrote:

[...]

> > Directories must have read and execute permissions for user "www-data"
> > (world read/execute if not owned by www-data or not with a www-data
> > group's permissions).  Files must be readable by www-data.  CGI scripts
> > must be executable by www-data.
> > 
> > ...assuming your apache server is running as user www-data.  This is the
> > Debian default, YMMV.
> > 
> > I'd try that first.
> > 
> > eg:
> > 
> >     $ ls -ld /var/www
> >     drwxr-xr-x    7 root     www-data     1024 May 30 00:38 /var/www
> >         ^ ^                  ^^^^^^^^
> > 
> > .../var/www is set group www-data and has read and execute permissions.
> > 
> Should I be worried that my apache server is running under root.
> When I do a ls -ld /var/www I get 
> drwxr-xr-x 	3 root	root		1024 Jun 30 20:06 /var/www

This doesn't show your Apache process running as root, it shows /var/www
owned by root, with group and world read/execute permissions.  That's
fine.

To find out what Apache's running as, try:

    $ ps aux | grep apache

> And if so how can I can it???

Your Apache user/group IDs are set in /etc/apache/httpd.conf

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