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From Henning Vossieck <...@hhv.de>
Subject config/4461: httpd.conf: default value for 'Group' does not work with glibc-2.1
Date Sun, 23 May 1999 21:18:36 GMT

>Number:         4461
>Category:       config
>Synopsis:       httpd.conf: default value for 'Group' does not work with glibc-2.1
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Sun May 23 14:20:00 PDT 1999
>Originator:     hhv@hhv.de
>Release:        any
Linux i686 Kernel 2.3.3 glibc-2.1.1
glibc-2.1 uses 32 bit user IDs while the kernel uses 16 bit.
Thus the default for this, #-2 or #-1, is interpreted differently.
Under glibc-2.0.7 #-2 was 65534, now under glibc-2.1+ it is 2^32-2.

Thus apache starts up successfully. But each child tries to set
group ID to 2^32-2 which doesn't exist. So all children die, and
apachhe terminates, too.

Use real group IDs like 65534 in httpd.conf-dist
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