Sean O Sullivan
seanos at netsoc.itcarlow.ie
Wed Apr 6 09:44:04 IST 2005
Brian Foster wrote:
> | Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 17:37:46 +0100
> | From: Sean O Sullivan <seanos at netsoc.itcarlow.ie>
> | Curious if anyone has used mod_umask, and if so did they
> | experience any problems with it ?
> | From what I can tell it is the only way (other than recompiling
> | apache) to change the umask of Apache-created files.
> files do not have a umask.
> processes have a umask.
Yes .... a typo on my behalf
> I presume this thingie changes the umask that is in effect
> when a certain class of file is created, restoring the old
> umask after that creation is done. if it does not restore
> the old umask, then what is the point?: just set the umask
> before launching Apache, as you do with any other program.
The problem is, the umask of apache is hard-coded.
The only way I can see to set it is to recompile (according to the
I tried setting it in the init.d/httpd file, however it had no effect.
I assume the reason mod_umask was created is due to the lack of ability
to set Apache's umask...
I am curious if anyone has experience in it - there are no bug reports
in the bug reports section of their site (
http://www.outoforder.cc/projects/apache/mod_umask/ ), however that
doesn't mean there are no bugs...
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