[Zope] Zope and permissions in Linux

Fernando Martins fmartins@hetnet.nl
Mon, 5 May 2003 02:07:35 +0200

Thanks Ron, Michael, I'm getting a better understanding of it.

It was confusing why the main directories are owned by root and not by zope.
But I suppose the idea is exactly to avoid the zope user to mess with the
installation, with the logical exception of var.

Also confusing was that I could not su to zope (to create a directory in
var/gadfly), but that's also sorted out.


> > Are there security issues that mandate that zope should be listening on
> > a privileged port?
> No.  Many people run Zope behind another Web server that listens
> on port 80,
> in which case there's no need to run Zope on a privileged port.
> But if you
> wanted ZServer to serve by itself on port 80, you'd have to run
> it as root.
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