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From Udo Rader <udo.ra...@bestsolution.at>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Question on permissions
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2008 17:40:23 GMT

On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 11:08 -0500, Richard Geddes wrote:
> Thanks for the response.  
> 
> I set up a directory under the main DocumentRoot called test 
> 
> drwxr-xr-x 2 rgeddes rgeddes  80 2008-02-18 15:18 test
> 
> and it appeared in a directory listing in the webpage of my main
> DocumentRoot.
> 
> Changed permissions as follows:
> 
> drwxr-x--- 2 rgeddes rgeddes  80 2008-02-18 15:18 test
> 
> and test disappears from the webpage (this makes sense)
> 
> changed group as follows:
> 
> drwxr-x--- 2 rgeddes www-data  80 2008-02-18 15:18 test
> 
> and test appears in the webpage (this makes sense) as the servers are
> running as www-data.
> 
> Now if I change the group back to:
> 
> drwxr-x--- 2 rgeddes rgeddes  80 2008-02-18 15:18 test
> 
> and I add www-data to the rgeddes group in /etc/group, the directory
> fails to show up.  This does not make sense to me as www-data is part
> of the rgeddes group and rgeddes has r-x permissions.
> 
> Is there a reason why www-data is not being granted rgeddes group
> permissions?

restart Apache. Apache, like any other UNIX process "rembers" some basic
"environmental" stuff, like the (secondary) group membership(s) of the
user it runs under.

Restarting Apache makes it "refetch" this kind data.
  
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´╗┐Udo Rader

bestsolution.at EDV Systemhaus GmbH
http://www.bestsolution.at




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