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CentOS 5.4 NFS v4 client file permissions differ from original files & NFS Share file contents

Having a strange problem with NFS share and file permissions on the 1 out of the 2 NFS clients, web1 has file permissions issues but web2 is fine. web1 and web2 are load balanced web servers. So ...
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File permission mask/mode settings for Samba on FreeNAS?

I'm currently working on the Samba settings on a FreeNAS server. When any user creates a file or a folder on the server I want the file or folder to get the following RWX permissions: Folders: ...
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Automatically chmod a+r on files copied into my (OSX FUSE / sshfs mounted) VFS [migrated]

I have a virtual Linux machine running LAMP. On my MacBook I've mapped ~/remoteFS to this machine's ~/ using OSX FUSE & sshfs. i.e. First I install OSX FUSE. then I do: sshfs ...
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Allow PHP to write file without 777

I am setting up a simple website on webspace provided by my university. I do not have database access so I am storing all the data in a flat file. The issue I am experiencing is related to file ...
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Prevent changing ownership of a file

I have file with 777 permission. How can I prevent changing ownership of that file by others? ie I need to prevent chown x:y myfile myfile is a log file written from web. it's ownership is www-data.
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vsFTPd default uploaded file permissions on Ubuntu not working

I have a Server running Ubuntu 12.10 x64, and the last version of vsFTPd. My user example.com has its home folder set on /var/www/example.com, I created a public_html folder inside and gave 777 ...
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Conflicts between ACLs and umask

I have a directory which can be read and written by a couple of unix groups. This is achieved by using ACLs. Let's assume I did it like this: mkdir /tmp/test setfacl -d -m g:group1:rwx /tmp/test ...
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SSH and many other programs are not working after chmod -r 755 /etc [duplicate]

I have a new web-admin and he mistakenly ran chmod -r 755 /etc to try and disallow our shell users from reading any other files. As a result, SSH on our server does not work. How can we fix this?
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Stop file being deleted on NFS mount

I have files stored on an NFS mount which I want to prevent being deleted. The use case is I have a demo version of a web application which uses the same images on every demo - when someone deletes a ...
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Protect web directories from other SSH users but allow apache access?

So my linux box has 2 users : root (which I use) dev (the user that my developer uses) I have a few directories on my web server which I need to restrict access from the "dev" user. So, for ...
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550 error after setting permissions on folder [closed]

I'm running a Centos6 VPS with Plesk 11. I am unable to access a folder using FTP after changing the permissions to 666 using chmod. I can create the folder using SSH and can then enter the folder by ...
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CHMOD to make directory writable by group not working

I'm trying to make the node_modules directory writable by www-group, but chmod isn't working. vagrant (user) is part of the www-data group as seen with the groups command. Why can't I permit ...
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ssh hostname returns “Bad owner or permissions on ~/.ssh/config” (chmod 600 not working with MingW)

This question is a near duplicate of Robert's question but after trying chmod 600 ~/.ssh/config I still have the same error. I've tried using cygwin and MINGW32 to do the chmod 600. ls -la returns ...
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Local “incoming” dir

I need to create a directory on a Linux server where users can "submit" files, similar to the incoming directory on an ftp server. (Where they would not be viewable after submission.) Specifically, ...
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Change group ownership of Folders with chmod g+s

I have a folder hierarchy that I want to change the group ownership including any subsequent file/folder additions. I was going to use chmod g+s but I'm not sure if it applies to already created ...
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Wordpress can't write on file [closed]

I've a problem with permissions/users on my new server. I moved my wordpress blog to a new CentOs server. In this server I've been provided with an ftp user. If I upload a file via FTP with this ...
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What exactly does this dpkg command do?

I fixed a permissin problem for nagios like discribed here. The command was: sudo dpkg-statoverride --update --add nagios www-data 2710 /var/lib/nagios3/rw sudo dpkg-statoverride --update --add ...
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dkimproxy unable to read private key

I just found this error in my server logs May 17 14:55:07 marcus dkimproxy.out[1005]: signing error: Error: cannot read /etc/ssl/private/dkim_server/dkim_server.key: Permission denied dkimproxy ...
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Apache2.4 and Php-cgi : which chmod for log file?

I'm using a Php lib (Monolog) to create my logs. When I delete my log file and access my website in order to generate logs, I see the file created into the good log directory: -rw-r--r-- 1 apache ...
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Correctly assigning permissions & groups

So my nginx is using www-data:www-data, and I want to deploy files to my server with Beanstalk through sftp properly. So I've created an user called beanstalk and added him to www-data group. $ id ...
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How to setup linux permissions for the WWW folder?

Updated Summary The /var/www directory is owned by root:root which means that no one can use it and it's entirely useless. Since we all want a web server that actually works (and no-one should be ...
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/var/mail Folder Permission (Setup Mail Server with Dovecot) [closed]

I am following a guide to setup a mail server and accounts on a Debian 7 OS and they ask to set up a folder permissions to match this: drwxrwsr-x 3 root vmail 4096 Jan 24 21:23 /var/mail But my ...
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Automysqlbackup - dumped files have wrong permissions

This question has been askewd here. But it was not answered. I just got a 3rd server and on all 3 servers I use Automysqlbackup script to create MySQL backups. I do it with cronjob: 52 04 * * * ...
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Issues with file rights in CentOS [closed]

May someone explain me how to manage rights correctly pls? I have a file with these rights: 8 -rw-r--r--+ 1 sntecard sntecard 4669 Sep 18 12:34 index.php I am accessing this folder by user ...
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Why is it so important to remove 777 permissions?

I'm writing installer for my PHP web app. It requires user to change permissions of a few files and directories (config.php, cache, uploads, .htaccess) to 777 (so that it's writable). I've seen in ...
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Why is “chmod -R 777 /” destructive?

This is a Canonical Question about File Permission and Why 777 is "destructive". I'm not asking how to fix this problem, as there are a ton of references of that already on Server Fault ...
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Connect to remote host from windows using SSH/pem [closed]

So I have a .pem and I need to connect to a remote machine using that. I have been told to do: ssh -i key.pem root@remote machine Before that I am supposed to chmod 600/400 on key.pem I am on ...
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Why would chmod give “No such file or directory” when running recursively?

I can change the permissions of the file directly: # chmod --changes --recursive ug+rwX /var/www/shared/tmp/cache/assets/BA0/280/sprockets%2F286302903364106648b609d708884f78 and I can also ...
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Permission samba shared www folder

I'm having trouble with permissions on a samba shared folder on ubuntu server 14.04. This is the www one. But actually, it's in /home/administrateur. As I want to preserve my www folder whatever ...
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Maintain setgid bit (after bower install or gulp build)

We run web servers where we have the following situation: The www-data user runs the web server and must have read+write access to the files The deploy user deploys all the code The bob and alice ...
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Linux permissions in /var/www: What settings can I use for good security practice and still maintain accessibility?

I'm primarily trying to set permissions inside of /var/www . We are using a project format which has the following structure in common for each project: /var /www /runtime /shared /project.com ...
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How do I chmod ACLs to groups with spaces in the name on Mac OS X?

I'm trying to add an ACL for the group "Domain Users", but since it has spaces in the group name it isn't parsed correctly by chmod: $ chmod -R +a 'DOMAIN\Domain Users allow ...
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Different permissions for different groups on one folder in OpenBSD?

Is it possible to have filesystem permission ACL's (or similar) in OpenBSD? I'm trying to make a folder where one group has read-write access while a different group has read-only access. I don't want ...
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Permission denied on owned file

I'm having issues setting permissions for a specific user. I have a directory /srv/git/ in which I'm trying to create a sub-directory test containing one file testfile (owned by www:www-data). ...
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allowing php/apache to delete files in an ftp directory and subfolders

Basically, I am having an issue with a php script being able to move or delete files, and I know it has to do with permissions since that's what the php error from unlink() is telling me, but I'm not ...
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/var/run/saslauthd changing permissions on restart

On saslsauthd restart I keep getting following permissions on /var/run/saslauthd dir: drwx--x--- This makes e.g. Exim unable to talk to saslauthd. If I change permissions like this: chmod o+x ...
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How to set permissions for a CIFS mount with autofs?

I've set up a CIFS mount on my CentOS 6.4 server with autofs : File /etc/auto.mnt : Photos ...
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rsync - failed to set permission - operation not permitted

I got the following command with this error rsync -avz --links -O /home/jansiatest/.jenkins/workspace/svn_to_demo/trunk/CPS/ jansia@ps27670.dreamhost.com:/home/tasklite/temp sending incremental file ...
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Enable apache to create directory/files

I want to enable apache to automatically create files/directories. In some web hosts, for example, when I install wordpress, apache is able to automatically createwp-config.php file. But In my VPS, ...
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How to set file/folder permissions using Rsync from Windows to Linux

I want to transfer lots of files/folders from Windows to Linux using Rsync. On linux server(destination), I want the file permission set to 644, and folder permission set to 755. If possible, I want ...
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which is better, setfacl or chmod +a? [closed]

I have been working with Ubuntu for a year or so. Just the other week I have started to learn the Symfony framework which works faster with the ACL. In the installation and configuration of Symfony ...
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Weird permissions getting set on directories after rsync

I've got a drive on a Mac (OSX 10.7.5) that I'm sharing on the LAN. In the system preferences, the share is set so System Administrator has Read & Write access, System Group has Read Only, and ...
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File base permissions are 666, why and is this a configurable value? [closed]

It is specified in various documentation on the net that linux/unix file base permissions are 666 with regards to how umask manipulates. This is also relevant with regards to the fact that default ...
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Why I can't upload files without chmod 777? [closed]

I was not able to upload files on my site (cent OS 6 VPS). The path where web files should be uploaded is /var/www/html. The permissions of directories were 755 and of files were 644. But when I ...
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Unable to change access permissions on external ntfs Harddrive [closed]

I am fairly new with Linux when it comes to mounting hard drives, so hopefully this is a simple question. I recently purchased a 3TB hard drive that would have read/write access with both Mac and ...
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Trouble CHMODing a file (777) [closed]

In order to CHMOD 777 a file, am I using the command correctly? chmod 777 /var/www/html/core/database/connect.php I am trying to use it, but it isn't saying anything... like no error or not saying ...
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File Permission on /var/www/html [closed]

I changed the file permission. Now I am not able to access the website. nginx + php-fpm previously, chown -R user1:user1 /var/www/site.com I read in internet, and then i changed the file ...
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How To Block FTP Users From Changing File Permissions

I have been tasked with trying to reproduce an issue one of our developers is running into. On certain FTP servers, the FTP library he is using (Starksoft/Biko) returns a "530: Not Logged In" error. ...
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Apache Documentroot access forbidden

Running Arch Linux I am trying to get apache to use /www (not /var/www) as DocumentRoot. /www is a softlink to /home/user/www. However, I keep getting an "Access Forbidden" error. The / and /home ...
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File/Directory permissions for SFTP user

After using the SSH quite a lot on my 1.5 week old Debian 6 VPS, I wanted to start uploading files through SFTP. I already tried that earlier, but with the root account, which isn't possible with SSH ...