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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: [BUG] DEFAULT_USER has to exist
Date Thu, 15 May 1997 08:12:37 GMT
On Wed, 14 May 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:

> If the DEFAULT_USER or DEFAULT_GROUP doesn't exist, then Apache refuses to
> start even though it may not be running as root (and therefore won't
> switch uids) or the User directive is pointing to some other user.  This
> is an unnecessary hardcoded configuration detail.
> Unless anyone can argue that this is a feature not a bug, I will drop it
> into the PR database so it isn't forgotten...  

If it made a loud warning about not switching then that'd be ok.
Clearly, if it is run as root and there's a problem it should just
shout and exit.

Rob Hartill                              Internet Movie Database (Ltd)   .. a site for sore eyes.

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