Re: thttpd

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Fri Apr 14 2000 - 11:37:59 CEST

On Thu, Apr 13, 2000 at 06:25:22PM -0500, winsor nicely wrote:
> Clive,
> When using Thttpd one MUST give data files(images, text, html) chmod
> 644, and executables chmod 755......this is for security purposes to
> keep a script with incorrect permission from being viewed by a possibly
> hostile user.
> As far as the chroot() call this is the default compilation option, and
> doesn't allow access outside the chosen root directory in any way...

It is true. This is the option "-d" in httpd: it perfome a chroot(), but
symlinks strangely works.


I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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