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Subject [users@httpd] apache permission problem please help
Date Tue, 24 Aug 2004 21:09:04 GMT

Was playing with permissions on my home dirs last night and changed 
everything to chmod 700 had some problem with users looking at and 
copying other users webpages.  I have a directory in each users home dir 
named www where they keep there web files ie /usr/home/username/www  so 
i guess when i changed everything to 700 apache was unable to use these 

Now i have tried the best i can to change everything back set  to chmod 
to 655  and even tried moving a site to /usr/local/www/username in hope 
that apache could read it there but no luck what has happened please help.

Wait now things have started to work, for the web site that i moved to 
/usr/local/www/username. There seems to be some lag  after i make 
changes to the permissions and restart apache is this possible.

I have a real mess on my hands now guess i will have to play with 
permissions and modes now to get all the sites backup.  How do i set up 
home directories that are secure for each user ie other users on the 
system cannot read them but apache can.  Should i move all web pages to 
the /usr/local/www dir.  Also is there some way to automate this so that 
when i create a new user or modify a file things will work correctly.  
Have been using UNIX for many years finally got up the courage to play 
with modes and perms.  Guess i  shot myself in the foot like i have been 
warned about by many people and docs.



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