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From Nicolas Pioch <>
Subject Re: Question on security
Date Mon, 27 Mar 1995 12:32:33 GMT
[Robert S. Thau]
 | When httpd rereads its config files (on SIGHUP), it also *re*opens the
 | log files, meaning it needs permission to do so.  (Some sites, like mine,
 | rely on this behavior as part of their nighly log-rotation procedures).
 | Also, some changes to other config file settings can't take effect unless
 | the daemon is running as root when it rereads the config files.

Does it re-bind on the socket too (it should if it was to take into
account a port change in the config file...) and thus needs root privs ?

-- N.

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