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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] SECURITY: UID of htdocs & icons data
Date Mon, 07 Dec 1998 07:13:00 GMT

In article <> you wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Dec 1998, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:

>> Here is a patch for PR#3494. Should we also do something for the GID? The
>> problem is that we cannot know which GID exists for root? Ok, we can use the
>> numerical GID 0 which on mostly all platform corresponds to root.  Ideas?
>> +  *) SECURITY: When installing Apache under root some files from htdocs/ and
>> +     icons/ are installed with the UID/GID of the user who rolled the Apache
>> +     tarball and not with the UID of root. When this UID is mapped to an

> Don't have a change message saying that things "are" done this way.  It is
> quite confusing.  You need to say that they were done that way or
> something about it being wrong.

Sorry, will be fixed: are -> were
                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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