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From Sander Temme <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2.0.58 on Debian Linux
Date Tue, 10 Oct 2006 15:20:07 GMT

On Oct 9, 2006, at 7:47 PM, Tom Laramee wrote:

> i need to have this users umask be 002 (it's currently 022)...  
> meaning,
> for each of the 25 processes that apache forks off when it begins
> to run, the umask for these processes must be 002.
> i thought i could just update the users .bashrc file to set this, but

In the usual configuration, the Apache HTTP Server is started from an  
init.d script at system boot. This script runs as the root user. The  
server itself then changes the uid of its children to www-data.

This means that the www-data user does not start a shell, and will  
not execute any of its init files.

> how can i set the umask for the apache processes that run
> as user "www-data"?

Try editing the init.d/apache2 script (it may have a slightly  
different name) and put an 'umask 022' statement before the server  
actually gets started. I assume that the server inherits this.

Please let us know if that solves your problem.


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