On Mon, 2017-11-20 at 18:19 -0800, david wrote: > Folks > > I'm having file-access problems in Apache 2.4 under Centos 7. In particular: > > - I have a file that's readable to every user and every application, > (writeable by only one user), but my CGI scripts cannot read it. > > - Some of my CGI scripts need temporary storage for some files. They > are, for example, some internal log files, tnat get cleaned up over > time, but I want to be able to look at them (as root). Where would > you suggest they be placed? I've tried /tmp/my_private_files/, and > /var/tmp/my_private_files/, but Apache fails to find even the directory. > > Any suggestions? What is the status of selinux on your system? If it is on try switching to permissive mode. Any error messages in /var/log/messages or your apache logs or audit logs? Finally, have a look through the list archives as I seem to remember some discussion of this recently - specifically threads like: https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2017-September/166000.html P.