[CentOS] Permissions question
todd at aristesoftware.com
Mon Oct 1 17:45:34 UTC 2007
Thank you all for the store of knowledge.
I do have a follow up question about Rick's suggestion concerning
ownership of the "Apache" directories. What is a good alternative? If
they are "root", can Apache access them? Is that even good?
Todd Cary wrote:
> My www directory is owned by "apache" and the group is "todd" and the
> permissions are 775.
> My Windows computers use Samba and they log into Linux with "todd".
> Under the www directory there are various directories which may have a
> group belonging to a user e.g. "viewpoint". Using this example, there
> is a directory under www (acutally called httpd), "viewpoint" that is
> owned by "apache" and is a member of the "viewpoint" group. "todd" is
> also a member of the "viewpoint" group.
> Now this is the problem I do not know how to correct: if "todd" using
> Samba creates a directory in "viewpoint", the owner and group is
> "todd" with 755 permissions. Now if the "viewpoint" user tries to
> write to the directory, he does not have adequate permissions.
> Maybe I have not setup the owners and groups correctly. maybe there
> is something I need to do with how Samba interacts with the server.
> Any suggestions will be appreciated...
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