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From "Plüm, Rüdiger, VF-Group" <>
Subject Re: Introducing mod_privileges for Apache HTTPD
Date Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:58:18 GMT

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Nick Kew [] 
> Gesendet: Freitag, 14. November 2008 11:22
> An: webstack-discuss;
> Betreff: Introducing mod_privileges for Apache HTTPD
> I've just introduced mod_privileges to Apache HTTPD trunk.
> This is a platform-specific module for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris,
> that makes the webserver privileges(5)-aware.  This enables the
> server to be run with enhanced security, and with different
> settings per virtual host.
> The feature likely to be of most interest is that it enables
> different virtual hosts to run under different Unix user and
> group IDs, using the VHostUser and VHostGroup directives.
> This is the capability once promised by the "perchild" MPM.
> It has one major drawback: it is not suitable for a threaded MPM.
> However, it is ideally suited for use with PHP, which of course
> also precludes threads.  It should also be of interest to anyone
> hosting other in-process scripting environments such as mod_perl,
> mod_python or mod_ruby, or application modules.
> ix/mod_privileges.c
> /mod_privileges.xml

It currently breaks the build on Linux as mod_privileges is build
by default.



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