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From Anatoly Pugachev <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] how to run a root programme from apache server
Date Thu, 01 Sep 2005 15:13:42 GMT
On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 11:02:31AM -0400, Scott Gifford wrote:
| Arun Naik <> writes:
| > Hi,
| > I have to run a program from apache server, whose owner is root. As apache
| > server runs from user apache, it is not able to run the program ( owned by
| > root). Is there any way out ?
| If the program needs to run *as* root, it would need to be setuid,
| which is very dangerous if not done with extraordinary care.

or you can try to use sudo with apache user set to NOPASSWD in sudoers and
allowing to run only this command. default sudoers file have examples on this.

Anatoly Pugachev

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