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From David Cassidy <dcass...@hotgen.com>
Subject Re: Why and How Tomcat before Apache?
Date Fri, 17 Aug 2001 15:08:46 GMT

check out if you can do a rm -rf * from within java...

Don't know if you can, don't know how well the JVM will
protect you but

I run mine as a different user.

Do you run your apache as root ?

David


Martin van den Bemt wrote:
> 
> Please tell me what is dangerous about running tomcat as root? I've
> taken
> the following security measures :
> port 8007 and 8009 is blocked from the outside (firewall)
> tomcat is not running on 8080 and only allowing communications from
> localhost (127.0.0.1).
> The only potential problem is that if a tomcat /apache bug is exploited,
> you potentially have a problem.
> 
> Looks pretty solid to me though..
> 
> Mvgr,
> martin
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: david@carrot.hotgen.com [mailto:david@carrot.hotgen.com]On
> Behalf
> > Of David Cassidy
> > Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 4:54 PM
> > To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Why and How Tomcat before Apache?
> >
> >
> > unless you want to run your tomcat as root ( Very unwise )
> > makesure that you use a 'su' command in your
> > call to tomcat's start script...
> >
> >
> >
> > David
> >
> > Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> > >
> > > Just hack apachectl script to launch tomcat just before apache, and
> to
> > > shut it down right aftwards.
> > >
> > > On 17 Aug 2001 16:43:41 +0200, Roberto B. wrote:
> > > > Ok ! but.. do you know the way to make this in automatic ( with
> > > scripts at
> > > > system start ) ??
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "Barnabas Yohannes" <yohannesb@hotmail.com>
> > > > To: <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > > > Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 3:39 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: Why and How Tomcat before Apache?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > I cannot answer your "why" question, because, I am not one of
> the
> > > > developers
> > > > > of apache or tomcat.  But here is the answer to your "how"
> question:
> > > > >
> > > > > *To stop and start your tomcat:
> > > > >
> > > > > cd /usr/local/tomcat
> > > > >
> > > > > bin/shutdown.sh
> > > > >
> > > > > bin/startup.sh
> > > > >
> > > > > *Exit from tomcat and go to your apache server:
> > > > >
> > > > > su
> > > > >
> > > > > /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl restart
> > > > >
> > > > > exit
> > > > >
> > > > > * Another way of stopping and starting apache:
> > > > >
> > > > > bin/apachectl stop
> > > > > bin/apachectl start
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > From: "Roberto B." <roberto@ipermedianet.com>
> > > > > To: <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > > > > Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 4:50 AM
> > > > > Subject: Why and How Tomcat before Apache?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > I have a Linux/Debian system.
> > > > > > I want to use Apache as web-server and Tomcat only for JSP
> file.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Is it true that it is necessary to make start Tomcat before
> > > Apache?
> > > > Why?..
> > > > > > and if it is true.. how??
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks!
> > > > > > Roberto.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > >
> > > --
> > > + No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
> > > + Whatever you do will be insignificant,
> > > | but it is very important that you do it -- Ghandi
> > > + So let's do it...?
> >

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