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From Richard Geddes <rich.ged...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Question on permissions
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2008 18:56:08 GMT
U,

Thanks... restarting or reloading seemed to apply the changes made to
/etc/group file. 

Is there a way to dump to screen the apache "environment stuff" to what
exactly apache sees?  I looked at the man pages for apache2 and
apache2ctl searching for 'environment' ... no matches.

R

Udo Rader wrote:
> 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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