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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Win32: User directive
Date Wed, 21 Oct 1998 17:08:53 GMT
On Wed, 21 Oct 1998, Ken Parzygnat wrote:

> PR 2303 states that the User directive
> does not work on Win32.  This is true and
> I do not believe Apache should change this
> because it would minimally mean putting the 
> password of the user id somewhere where Apache
> could get it.
> In order to get this function on NT, you 
> should install the server as a service, and
> set up the "Startup..." settings to have the
> service start under a particular user account.
> I'm proposing that we just put a NOTICE in
> the error log stating that the User directive
> has no affect on Win32.
> What do you think?

Except it does have an effect.  You can use "UserDir /home/*" or something
like that just fine.

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