[ZWeb] Zope.org feedback: UNIX Zope security patches

Martijn Pieters mj@zope.com
Thu, 24 Jan 2002 16:56:02 -0500

Hi Julio,

You have reached the maintainers of the Zope.org website; but I gather that
you ment to reach Matt Behrens instead. You can reach the author of a page
(like Matt) by using the "Feedback to this page's author" instead next time.
I have taken the liberty of forwarding your message to Matt for you.

Hope this helps!

On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 04:25:13PM -0500, Julio Silva wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> I'm not a unix permissions guru, far from that but I have
> a question for you:
> I agree on NOT running zope with nobody and instead use
> a dedicated user, for instance, zope.
> Now regarding all the other subjects your Zope UNIX security patch addres=
ses namely the ones related to the
> read/write access to some files in var like the ones
> that are created when a zodb pack is made and the z2.pid:
> Isnt more simple to, for instance, install zope in
> /usr/local/zope and give this directory "zope" the following
> permissions:
> drwxrwx---    5 zope     zope         1024 Jan 11 20:34 zope
> I think this solves all problems related to other users
> access to z2.pid, Data.fs.old, etc files.
> But then again unix security is not my zen.
> Thanx for any comments,
> J=FAlio Silva
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