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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Apache 2.0.46 Startup issues
Date Tue, 17 Jun 2003 19:35:59 GMT

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Phillip C. Roberts wrote:

> Yes, it is on Linux.  I created a www user.  If I set it back to root that
> it will not start because it says it is a huge security hole which I
> understand.  Is there a way around this other than port forwarding?

There are two users involved: the one specified in httpd.conf, which
actually serves requests, and the one under which you actually start the
server from the command line.  The former must NOT be root, while the
latter MUST be root in order to bind to the correct port.


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