[Wolves] Folder & File permissions on a Linux server

David Goodwin david at codepoets.co.uk
Sat Jul 9 14:48:35 BST 2005

> I have also checked the field: only owner can rename
> and delete folder content
> Should I leave the html pages as executable?

Technically, no, but in reality it doesn't matter.

For websites, which don't have CGI scripts, permissions 744 are fine 
(owner everything, group+other read)

If there are cgi scripts, then they should be 755.

Permissions only protect you from vulnerabilites in Apache (or 
PHP/Perl). They make no difference if the software is "secure".

David Goodwin

[ david at codepoets dot co dot uk ]
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