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From Razvan Costea-Barlutiu <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache port 80 non root user
Date Tue, 04 Feb 2003 11:37:03 GMT

>Out of interest any ideas on what the reasoning could have been
>behind installing it as non root user?

Depends on the version of Apache you are running... Some versions had 
buffer-overrun problems and I believe that this is the reason why the 
persons before did not wanted to have Apache run in root mode since such an 
attack could grant somebody with root access on your server, a thing you 
really don't want.


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