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From "Carroll, D (Daniel)" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] SUPERUSER RIGHTS
Date Wed, 28 Jul 2004 06:26:27 GMT
> Well i used posix_kill under PHP but this works on if the 
> owner of the daemon and APACHE is same. how can i make the 
> APACHE to run as root or is there any other way to do so.

The way to do this is to set up a cron job to restart apache.
Have your PHP script create a txt file in a known location.  Then have a
cron job running (as root) once every 5 minutes or so, checking to see
if the text file exists.   When the text file exists, restart apache,
and delete the text file.

It may not be the most secure of methods, but I guess it depends how
anal you are about security.  It works ok though.

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