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From "Tim Edwards" <t.edwa...@tideway.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] how would I serve up an upload/download directory for each user
Date Fri, 14 Mar 2008 17:33:31 GMT
I ended up using a cgi script which provides a nice upload/download
interface (http://encodable.com/filechucker/) with suexec, which means
that the cgi runs as the user who's logged in. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Clark [mailto:michael@metaparadigm.com]
> Sent: 09 March 2008 03:10
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] how would I serve up an upload/download
> directory for each user
> 
> Tim Edwards wrote:
> >
> > * Use some kind of module that allows apache to spawn a sub-process
> > running as the user who logged in through mod_auth_shadow. Does such
a
> > module exist?
> >
> 
> We have some patches against apache to do something similar to this
> using a modified mod_dav with a privilege separation mechanism similar
> to openssh. In this model, apache still runs as an unprivileged
process
> and it sends privileged file-system requests overs a unix socket to a
> pre-spawned privileged monitor process. This means you get all the
> benefits of mod_dav but with the addition of unix authentication,
> permissions and quotas, etc.
> 
>   http://privsep.org/ModPrivsepDocs
> 
> The 2.2 series patches are still experimental but the 1.3.x patches we
> have been running in production for some years now. I will have some
> production quality patches for 2.2 coming out very soon now.
> 
>   http://privsep.org/ModPrivsepPatches
> 
> The 1.3.41 version includes a script to download apache, mod_ssl and
> mod_dav sources and to patch them (not required for 2.2 since mod_dav
> and mod_ssl are now included). The docs for the 1.3.41 patch are here:
> 
>   http://privsep.org/patches/1.3.41/README.html
> 
> 
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