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From Hong Tian <>
Subject apache user
Date Wed, 17 Apr 2002 18:33:25 GMT

For security reason, Apache documentation suggests that "start Apache at
and run Apache at another user".

(1) What I understand that "start Apache at root" means starting Apache
from Root user. Am I right?

(2) When I "run Apache at another user", which item decide it? Is it decided
"User" in httpd.conf file or decided by owner permission of

Thanks if anyone can make this more clear.

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