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From Scott Gifford <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] how to run a root programme from apache server
Date Thu, 01 Sep 2005 15:02:31 GMT
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 ?

Change the permissions on the file so Apache has permission to run it,
or make a copy with different permissions if you don't have control
over the original file.

If the program needs to run *as* root, it would need to be setuid,
which is very dangerous if not done with extraordinary care.


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