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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Re: Help with mod_auth...
Date Wed, 30 Jul 2003 14:59:20 GMT



On Wed, 30 Jul 2003, Jason Michael wrote:

> Joshua:
>
> Thanks a lot.  That fixed it.
>
> Wierd.  I create the .htpasswd file as root.  Root started httpd.  How come
> the process doesn't have read access to a file it created?
>
> Apache is a puzzle inside a riddle wrapped in an enigma,

Apache starts as root in order to open log files and bind to a priveleged
port, but all serving is done under the less priveleged userid specified
in the User and Group directives in httpd.conf.  See:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/prefork.html

Joshua.

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