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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: running apache as root
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2003 17:43:55 GMT
At 6:32 PM +0200 4/2/03, Jose Gutierrez wrote:
>Can anyone tell me  razonable reasons because apache must not run as 
>root user? 
>i want to configures apache for hosting an unique web (my web) at my 
>dedicated server, serving php and perl cgi's. I am mainly warred 
>about stability of the system.

Running as root opens the door to loads of stupid security risks, which
will adversely affect stability.

All CGIs, for example, will run as root. Ask yourself if that's a good thing :)
    Jim Jagielski   [|]   [|]
       "A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order
              will lose both and deserve neither" - T.Jefferson
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