[ic] IC 5.6.0 only working with socketperms 666

Peter peter at pajamian.dhs.org
Wed Sep 3 14:17:59 UTC 2008

On 09/03/2008 06:17 AM, Davor Ocelic wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Sep 2008 13:21:27 +0100
> "IC" <ic at tvcables.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Just installed a new 5.6.0 to /usr/local/interchange
>> The process is running fine with user interch.
>> I have made a foundation catalog at /home/user/catalogs/catalog with
>> catalog user called user.

Do you have an existing Foundation catalog you're trying to get working? 
  You should be using the Standard demo for new sites with IC 5.6.0.

>> I can only get it to work with SocketPerms set to 666, I know this is
>> a permissions problem but I cannot get it going.
>> I have tried various combinations of user and group on the link
>> program in the cgi-bin to no avail.
> By default, IC socket file is owned by user who is running Interchange,
> and is chmod 600.
> All you have to do is make the cgi link program run as that user.
> So, if it's a vhost, you can define User and Group options in apache
> config, and then the link program will run as that user.
> If it's not, you can use Apache's suexec, and chown link program to
> Interchange, and set suid bit on it. But read more on suexec on apache
> documentation pages, because it has a whole set of rules before it
> will suid the program.

You can use suid or apache's suexec, not both.  I suggest chown the link 
to interch.interch and *then* chmod it to 4755.  Don't worry about 
suexec unless you have already installed it in apache and know how it 
works it's best to leave it out of the equation.


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