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From Bruce MacDonald <Bru...@bcaa.bc.ca>
Subject RE: 1.3.19 on Solaris7: httpd process owner -- 2 as root?
Date Fri, 05 Apr 2002 22:21:55 GMT
Thanks very much Joshua.  I won't worry then.  

FWIW, I opened a TAR with Oracle and the support guy there said his server
had two "root" processes as well, so perhaps it really is normal for the
configuration that comes from Oracle.

Thanks again.

Cheers,
		Bruce

-----Original Message-----
From: Joshua Slive [mailto:joshua@slive.ca]
Sent: April 5, 2002 13:58
To: 'users@httpd.apache.org'
Subject: Re: 1.3.19 on Solaris7: httpd process owner -- 2 as root?



On Thu, 4 Apr 2002, Bruce MacDonald wrote:
> From everything I've read, I should see the initial httpd process owned by
> root and then the server processes owned by Apache.  In fact what I get is
> the initial "root" process, then an "Apache" process ("root" httpd pid +
1),
> then *another* root httpd process ("root" httpd pid + 2), and then however
> many more "Apache" httpd processes.
>
> I haven't seen anything to indicate that this should happen.  Why would
> there be *two* httpd processes owned by root?  Is this a security hole if
I
> put the server into the world this way?

It depends on your configuration.  Various types of supporting programs
may be launched during the initial configuration phase as root.  For
example, piped log programs and RewriteMap programs both get to
be root.

Joshua.


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