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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] suexec in a mod_rewrite setup
Date Fri, 11 Mar 2005 13:54:43 GMT
On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 09:27:15 +0000, Gary Wilson <> wrote:

> However, we now wish to  tighten up on security and move away from all
> users belonging to the same group (which the web server also belongs
> to), and we would like all user's (perl/php/shell etc) scripts to be
> executed as themselves so user data is better protected - for this I'd
> like to use suexec, but the problem I have is that suexec relies on the
> Suexecusergroup directive within a virtual host to work (we don't use
> userdirs).
> Someone suggested to me that this isn't a problem because you can do
> variable substitution to directives in the configuration file, 

> Have I been given a bum steer here?

Yes.  That's complete garbage.

suexec is not designed for the task you are talking about.  You should
look into CGIwrap, which is a little more flexible:


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