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Subject Re: [users@httpd] Directory Permssions
Date Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:46:53 GMT
Hi Tom,

>> Say I have a directory of files that contain my MySQL connection
>> information, queries, etc, etc.
>> How do I prevent people from browsing the directory but allow the
>> files to still be used when I include them in a page. Say to connect
>> to MySQL.
> Don't ever put them inside your document root. Ever. Place them  
> outside,
> and then include them from within the PHP script which requires it.  
> doesn't give a monkey's where on disk you load things from.
> Seriously, this is one of the many ways that a developer/server admin
> can be made to look like a fool. Don't put configuration data inside
> your document root.

So my root is /var/www/html/<site name>

could I put my MySQL in /var/www/<mysql>/<site name>
or in /etc/httpd/<mysql>/<site name>

and this would be OK?


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