[ic] install: Couldn't change to (...)/catalogs: Permission denied

Strider Centaur strider@scifi-fantasy.com
Tue, 10 Oct 2000 14:51:46 -0400

    change those permissions, from 0777 0770 ( no need to make them
world writable )

    Also, you might as well run interchange as the web user or at least
create a interchange user( better for vhosting ) and add that user to
the web users group.   Hint here, DON'T RUN THE WEB SERVER AS NOBODY,
create a web user specifically for the server.  One problem with NOBODY
is that many applications use it and therefore anyone who can execute
apps via the server ( php, perl ) can also access those other services.
Using a unique web user account helps stop that by making all the
scripts and php code run under the web user.

    Further security recommendations are use sshd/ssh in place of
telnetd/telnet, install proFTPd in place of wu-ftp, get port sentry
installed to monitor port activity and make sure you use mysqladmin
password to set the root account password on mysql.  Remember most Linux
Distros out of the box are very poorly configured from a security stand
point, so take some to time address these issues, before they become
problems.  Just some friendly suggestions.

    In linux create the interch user with a simple;

adduser interch -d /web/cat/dir

    where /web/cat/dir is the directory that the catalog files will be
placed.   This will create a user and group  interch

Then make sure you chown -R interch:interch /web/cat/dir  and the

    After that you should be good to go.

RalfKotthoff@mzee.com wrote:

> >
> > I just put interchange in the group of the user, so on and so forth
> >
> I already have the "interch" user in the groups "root" and "interch".
> And the /catalogs-directory and files I tried "chown -R root.root" or
> "chown -R interch.interch".
> and chmod is already -R 0777
> doesn't work.
> Ralf Kotthoff
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Strider Centaur

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hardly in a position to criticize.   Nearly all Linux users have used Windows,
but very few Windows users have used Linux. " -- Me