www-data permissions on /var/www
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Mon Nov 26 16:18:11 UTC 2012
On 11/26/2012 12:35 AM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 11/25/2012 07:28 PM, Knute Johnson wrote:
>> On 11/25/2012 00:37, Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On 11/25/2012 02:21 AM, katrina warsaw wrote:
>>>> You must think that human users have their userids upper of 1000.
>>>> www-data user is really the user who admins the website, is the user
>>>> group of your webserver , and your web's user or your web's visitors
>>>> are from group "others".
>>>> I wish this helps you!
>>> Correct, user AND group must be set to www-data.
>>> sudo chmod -R www-data:www-data /var/www
>>> You'll be good to go if everything, directories AND data files, are set
>>> in that fashion. Ric
>> What do you do if you need a directory writable by someone other than
>> www-data? In my case a web cam that needs to upload images?
> Security wise, you'd be better off using a web file sharing application
> made for that purpose ...which will speak apache natively and use the
> correct user/group.
The webcams actually run on a separate computer and upload via FTP to
the web server computer.
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