[Wolves] Couple of probs with directory access and putty colours
waynelists at machx.co.uk
Mon Apr 27 15:38:53 UTC 2009
Adam Sweet wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
> Not used eximon to be honest. Root can always see everything. The usual way of getting around such permission problems is to add the user to a group (either the group that owns the files, or a new one) and making sure that group can do what they need to, rather than blanket allowing everyone to do anything.
> As explained when you had a break in, you would be much better off using CentOS rather than Fedora for a live server. CentOS *is* RHEL with the branding changed, they even compile with the same options RH use. Fedora end of life their releases a month before their second subsequent release. Based on 6 monthly releases, that means you stop getting security updates 11 months after release. Not a good idea to expose that to the Internet unless you plan to rebuild every year.
> Also, you just made your Exim log directory world writable. Bad idea to do that to any directory.
Yes, I've put that back to just user/root
>> Putty thing - trying to get Webalizer working, i've created the
>> directory as /var/www/html/usage and change the permissions
>> and ownership to apache, but cannot access it via browser (403). In
>> putty I see the directory is highlighted in green, but cannot find
>> any explantion of what the colors mean in putty (how to change them -
>> but not what they are!).
> Ignoring the PuTTY stuff, this may well be down to an Apache configuration directive. If you look in /etc/httpd/conf.d/ there is probably a webalizer file which permits access only to 127.0.0.1. In any case, reading /var/log/httpd/error.log will tell you what the problem is, though perhaps not in explicit enough detail to work out which directive is the problem without some trial and error.
Ah, brilliant - yes, bloody program has two .conf files, one in etc
which i'd checked for this sort of permission.
Oh and the colours, green highlighted means user can write to directory
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