www.webdeveloper.com
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: File permissions for writing files

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    30

    File permissions for writing files

    I have a client for whom I need to be able to have a php script generate html files. I'm curious as to how to setup permissions for this. The script is running on apache as owner/group nobody:nobody and the filesystem is all owner/group john:users. So, that means to create and write a file I'd have to set the directory with 777 permissions right? That's not good--

    I do not have chown rights. What can I do?
    Micah Carrick
    Web Developer
    MicahCarrick.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Alicante (Spain)
    Posts
    7,739
    Quote Originally Posted by MicahCarrick
    What can I do?
    The truth is if php is being run as nobody the person in charge of the server couldn't care less about security. A much better setup would be running under UID using suexec. It would be interesting to know if there is even an open base directory restriction in place... if there is not you can probably read everyone elses PHP files including DB connect details etc. Anyway one possible answer is to have your script open an FTP connection to the directory where you want to place the files. This will make the 0777 permission on the recieving directory unnecessary. Check out ftp_connect() (not a default function).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    30
    I was able to resolve this by using php-cgiwrap
    Micah Carrick
    Web Developer
    MicahCarrick.com

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
HTML5 Development Center



Recent Articles