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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Directorylisting files root:wheel
Date Fri, 27 Aug 2004 14:49:18 GMT
On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 16:44:57 +0200, Remco Bressers <> wrote:

> Alright,.. so i guess compiling Apache with -DBIG_SECURITY_HOLE is the
> only 'easy' way of doing this?
> Are there any caveats in doing this? I will be the only one having
> access to the webroot of Apache, so no-one will be able to put scripts
> (php) or whatever overthere. Are there any other things i need to be
> aware of before running Apache as root ?!

Yep.  Apache is not designed to run as root, has not been tested
running as root, and there is a strong liklihood you will create
security problems if you run it as root.

Sorry 'bout that, but I just don't think it is a good idea.


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