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From "Krist van Besien" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Run Apache as Non Root user on port other than 80
Date Thu, 04 Dec 2008 06:50:00 GMT
On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 7:28 AM, William A. Rowe, Jr.
<> wrote:
> Vasanth Kumar ravi wrote:
>> Well the problem is here is the root access.
>> I am an application administrator and the root passwd is owned by the
>> system administrator team.
>> since this a dev setup, i got the root passwd but for production they
>> would not give it.
>> so either I have to go for a port forward in production or ask the
>> system admin to manage the apache.
> Or you ask for sudo access to a script which kicks off, starts and stops
> apache.  This requires you to have nobody's password except your own.

Anybody who has the privileges to edit the apache config file and to
start and stop apache using sudo can become root. So if system
administrators don't want you to have root access to should be
prepared to manage apache themselves.
Basically the best practise is to develop your apache config on a dev
server, and delvier the result to the production server's admin with
instructions on how to install and manage it.


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