|The Apache HTTP Server Reference Manual
by Apache Software Foundation
Paperback (6"x9"), 862 pages
RRP £19.95 ($29.95)
There are a few points of interest regarding the wrapper that can cause limitations on server setup. Please review these before submitting any "bugs" regarding suEXEC.
- suEXEC Points Of Interest
- Hierarchy limitations
For security and efficiency reasons, all suEXEC requests must remain within either a top-level document root for virtual host requests, or one top-level personal document root for userdir requests. For example, if you have four VirtualHosts configured, you would need to structure all of your VHosts’ document roots off of one main Apache document hierarchy to take advantage of suEXEC for VirtualHosts. (Example forthcoming.)
- suEXEC’s PATH environment variable
This can be a dangerous thing to change. Make certain every path you include in this define is a trusted directory. You don’t want to open people up to having someone from across the world running a trojan horse on them.
- Altering the suEXEC code
Again, this can cause Big Trouble if you try this without knowing what you are doing. Stay away from it if at all possible.
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