I am trying to get my apache server (OS X Lion, not server edition) to run, using a folder inside Dropbox as DocumentRoot. This works fine, as long as I run apache as admin, meaning: with admin permissions. I am sometimes logging into hotspots, so before I do that again I'd like to know if I'm endangering myself; the only things running on the server are files I created. And 2nd: How can I get apache running with dropbox with no admin account? I tried to chmod 755 the Documents folder inside Dropbox, but it had no effect on apache – though I could see that it had changed permissions when I looked in the Finder.
My Document Root = .../myuser/Dropbox/.../htdocs
Works with apaches httpd.conf having these ernties:
User [some admin]
What permissions to I have to apply to htdocs to get apache running as _www:_www?