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From "amit khatri" <>
Subject give the solution,URGENT
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2002 20:25:30 GMT
please give the solution , we need it badly ,there is no security hole 
because we are providing authentication.
     please tell the solution

>From: "Joshua Slive" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: compiled apache with EXTRA_CFLAGS=-DBIG_SECURITY_HOLE but ...
>Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 15:18:49 -0500
> > From: amit khatri []
> > i  downloaded apache and added the following
> > to src/Configuration and compiled it but when
> >                 apachectl start
> >    is given the foll error message :
> >
> >     "Apache is not designed to to serve pages while running as root.
> >     if you still want to serve the pages as root then
> >     add -DBIG_SECURITY_HOLE to your EXTRA_CFLAGS line in your
> >     src/Configuration file and rebuild the server."
> > what could be the problem???
>If you use ./configure to build apache, then editing src/Configuration will
>have no effect.
>I would give you instructions on how to do it properly, but what you are
>trying to do falls under the category "If you can't figure it out, you
>shouldn't be doing it."  And, in fact, it also falls under the category
>"Even if you can figure it out, you shouldn't be doing it".
>The only time I would even *consider* making that change is if you have a
>small, internal network, where you absolutely trust all your users and 
>is no connection whatsoever to the Internet.
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