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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
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.
>
>thanks.

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 :)
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