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    After installing XAMPP for linux i have seen the folder "htdocs" belongs to "nobody"


    Hi,

    after installing XAMPP for linux i have seen the folder "htdocs" belongs to "nobody".

    Has this any intention?

    Do you think owning that folder is a good practice?

    Regards

    Javi

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    if your apache server was comprimised, what local user would you want comprimised, an actual user on the machine, or nobody?

    Thats the purpose, nobody is a non standard user account and shouldn't be able to logon or have permission on anything non-apache

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    Quote Originally Posted by jledhead View Post
    if your apache server was comprimised, what local user would you want comprimised, an actual user on the machine, or nobody?

    Thats the purpose, nobody is a non standard user account and shouldn't be able to logon or have permission on anything non-apache
    Hi jledhead, thanks for your answer but i dont understand it well..

    Could you explain it for dummies or maybe what i need is a link first to understand your comment then...

    Javi

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