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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Permissions problems starting tethereal from PHP in Apache
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2005 14:36:49 GMT
On 11/30/05, Leo Papadopoulos <> wrote:
> Dear httpd users,
> I am trying to start tethereal from within a PHP script running on Apache.
> I am using the PHP system("tethereal", $return_val) command to do this.
> However I get an error something like "socket: Operation not permitted".
> Does anyone know what I can do?

The User/Group specified in httpd.conf doesn't have the rights to run
the program.

You can look into tools like sudo to grant more rights, but be careful
since it is easy to compromise the security of your server.


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