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From Richard Geddes <rich.ged...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Question on permissions
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2008 18:58:56 GMT
... to see what exactly apache sees?

Richard Geddes wrote:
> 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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