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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] switching from mod_fastcgi to mod_fcgid
Date Thu, 07 Oct 2010 11:34:51 GMT
On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 6:42 AM, Julien Cigar <jcigar@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I would like to switch from mod_fastcgi to mod_fcgid.
> In my current configuration I have something like:
>
> -%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-
>
> jcigar@bebif cgi-bin % pwd
> /usr/local/www/apache22/cgi-bin
> jcigar@bebif cgi-bin % cat tapir-php-wrapper.fcgi
> #!/bin/sh
>
> PHPRC="/usr/local/etc/php.ini"
> export PHPRC
>
> PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN=3
> export PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN
>
> PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS=10000
> export PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS
>
> exec /usr/local/bin/php-cgi -b 127.0.0.1:5000
>
> -%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-
>
> Every webapp runs under a dedicated user, so I'm using sudo -u ... to launch
> the PHP "wrapper", and then I'm using the FastCgiExternalServer directive of
> mod_fastcgi to "link" the php-cgi processes to Apache. I have something like
> this in my Apache configuration file:
>
> -%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-
>
> FastCgiExternalServer /usr/local/www/apache22/cgi-bin/tapir-php-wrapper.fcgi
> -host 127.0.0.1:5000 -idle-timeout 1800
>
> Action php-fastcgi /cgi-bin/tapir-php-wrapper.fcgi
>
> AddHandler php-fastcgi .php
>
> -%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-
>
> The advantage of this configuration is that I can launch the process under a
> dedicated user without using mod_suexec (which has more constraints).
>
> I wondered if there is a FastCgiExternalServer equivalent in mod_fcgid and

no

long-term solution for externally managed FastCGI applications is
mod_proxy_fcgi in future Apache 2.4

(or keep using mod_fastcgi)

> also if mod_suexec is the only way in mod_fcgid to launch a PHP webapp under
> a dedicated user?

yes

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