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cPanel PHP open_basedir warning to root directory - Any solution? [migrated]

I am currently hosting a simple multi-tenancy service on cPanel shared hosting, where customers who signed up will have a subdomain, directory and a database dynamically assigned to them (via XMLAPI): ...
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Which settings apply to a folder connected via junction?

Which folder permission and folder sharing settings apply to a a folder "connected" within another folder via junction, or symlink? Lets assume we have two folders residing in drive D:. D:\Main ...
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Enabling the URL of a folder connected via symlink

Scenario Description: In my workplace we have a DomainController and use TerminalServices. There are different types of servers running on the DC (e.g. webapi , app). The dev guys developing the API ...
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Is it safe to symlink complete /var directory

Is it safe to move complete /var directory in separate partition and create symlink to it? mv /var /mnt/storage ln -s /mnt/storage /var Distribution is Google Cloud CentOS Image I do not want to ...
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Web server directory structure with additional volume for media (in Amazon EC2)

I'm re-building my server (LAMP) structure. I have now only one root volume that includes all data. Now i'm adding (EBS volume) for userdata like media etc. so i can just backup that volume and not ...
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How can I copy files by creating symlinks?

I want to traverse a filesystem and copy parts of it to another filesystem by creating symlinks instead of copying anything. rsync would be ideal if it had something like a --local-copy-via-symlink ...
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Process can't see recently created symlink on NFS

I have a small amount of old ubuntu desktops connected by a switch acting as a mini test cluster. The workers take commands from a master node via the SLURM queue manager. They share a data mount and ...
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IIS App Pool recycling unexpectedly

I am running IIS in a Parallels VM of Windows Server 2012 on a Macbook (development machine) and any time any of the files in the website change (CSS, HTML, doesn't matter), the App Pool is recycled. ...
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How to access original files from before a symlink gets updated, which have since been moved to another dir

We have a website and our deployment process goes somewhat like the following (with lots of irrelevant steps excluded) echo "Remove previous, if it exists, we don't need that anymore" rm -rf ...
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If a web root directory has a simlink that points to a folder one-level up, does that pose a security risk?

Assuming a Linux/Unix system. Not asking about any particular server software, just wondering in general. I want to use this to include javascript libraries or things like that in multiple sites or ...
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mysql load_file() function always return null for symbolic link

i have installed new database server on ubuntu mysql version is 5.5.35 im trying to execute select load_file('/usr/home/aaa.com/medya_data/ver.txt') and im sure ver.txt file is exist but ...
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Is there a way to create a 'trackable' link (~hard link) to a folder on Windows (Windows XP in particular)?

Lets suppose that there are: a folder and a junction point or a symlink to that folder When the original folder is moved to a new location, both the junction point and the symlink fail (point to ...
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How do I symlink one directory to a chrooted (jailed) directory?

'm trying to create a folder (directory) for a jailed user on my server that will allow him to access another folder outside of his jail. I'm trying to do this with symlink but all it does is create a ...
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Setup VSFTP to download file not symlink

I am running VSFTP. In a chroot environment I have the following setup: ftpdir/directory1 ftpdir/file1.txt ftpdir/links/linktodirectory1 -> ../directory1 ftpdir/links/linktofile1.txt -> ...
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Apache2 Serves Old Content After Symlink Change

When we deploy we create a timestamped folder in a versions folder. After it's done cloning from git we unlink the symlink, and create a new one to the new versioned folder. We reload apache (not a ...
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Mount a Symlink Directory to Document Root for Deployment

Trying to establish a secure multiuser environment with limited user permissions and automated deployment. The example has been made simple to express the idea. Docroot: ...
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nginx symlinks permission denied / 403 Forbidden on Mac OSX

So I have an nginx server running on Mac OSX and I am trying to create a symlink in my nginx www directory from somewhere else. In the browser I get the wonderful 403 Forbidden error. I have also ...
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Permissions issue using symlink on public_html folder

I have two accounts on a centOS server. The first account has a normal public_html folder, the second account has a symlink to the first account public_html folder instead of a normal one. The first ...
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What is the expected behavior of creating links on a Samba share from a Windows machine?

I've got a server with some stuff shared via Samba and a remote machine running Windows used to access the share. What is expected to happen if I create symbolic/hard links using standard Windows ...
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Copy symlink structure from one server to another

I have a symlink structure that I would like to copy from one server to another. I do not want to copy the files, just copy the symlink structure itself. I tried simply tarring the list of symlinks, ...
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Is there a standard way to keep modified Linux configuration files separate and identifiable?

NOTE This is a copy of a closed question from Stack Overflow, and a constructive version, I feel, of a similar question in Server Fault. Often I need to edit many configuration files under /etc, ...
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File access from CentOS new HDD by web user

I am using Centos 6.3 final and Apache 2.2.15. I recently installed a new HDD and created a symlink within my website's root directory so that my script can write big files to it and uses can access ...
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lighttpd on win32 - symlink equivalent?

I have lighttpd running on a windows 7 box. Is there a way to emulate symlink behavior? Say my document root is at D:\www\docs. And suppose that some files I want to have in my web server's file ...
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Trailing slash added when symlink matches directory name

I have a rule which rewrites my shop url (http://mydomain.com/shop) to a symlink (/var/www/shop). I've noticed that if the url subdirectory matches my symlink name (shop/shop), Apache enforces a ...
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Apache acting strange on symlinks [duplicate]

I have a VPS with CentOS and I'm facing a very strange behavior by Apache webserver. I started this server with 50GB of disk space and soon I ran out of space so I asked maintenance department and ...
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delete empty file link

I accidently made a link and can't delete that: big:~# ls -al total 88 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 May 28 18:10 -> /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.pem drwx------ 8 root root 4096 May 29 01:45 . ...
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How to rsync symlinks and their referents but preserving the links

I have the following filestructure in my src directory: en/ en/a/ en/a/file1 -> ../../en/mp3/file1-longer-name-a en/a/file2 -> ../../en/mp3/file2-longer-name-a en/mp3/file1-longer-name-a ...
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Relative symlink within a symlinked directory

I have an installed application in /home/appuser/app/ In that directory there is a separate directory confs for the config files, which is symlinked to ../app-confs, like so: lrwxrwxrwx 1 appuser ...
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Nginx doesn't follow symlink properly

I'm trying to automate my deployment process and I'm having this strange issue. Every new version of my web app is placed in /var/www/releases/{timestamp}. After I execute git clone into that ...
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Can you make the /vz directory a symlink?

I have a OpenVZ VPS server with a 500GB hard drive and 240GB SSD. I'd like to have each VM's files stored on the SSD. Can I make their directory within /vz symlink to a directory on the SSD? There ...
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Why doesn't ls -la show that current directory is symlink?

This is more of a curiosity, but I noticed /etc/httpd/logs is symlinked to /var/log/httpd, but when I am inside of /etc/httpd/logs and I do ls -la I see: drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Mar 21 14:58 . ...
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Kickstart Installation from USB

My goal is to install Oracle Linux 6.3 from USB. My problem is when I copy DVD media to USB. The symlink file repodata is unable to create because the file system is FAT/FAT32. Below is the symlink ...
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Creating a merge of two directories using symlink on Windows

Is it possible to combine two separate directories into the same place on Windows using symbolic links? Something like this: mklink /J c:\Merged c:\Data\Dir1 mklink /J c:\Merged c:\Data\Dir2 Which ...
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Security of symlink to directory outside webroot set to 777?

I have a few websites that use the same cached weather reports so I wanted them all in the same folder. It seemed the most logical way to do this would be to but this folder outside of the webroot. It ...
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VMWare/Ubuntu development stack with symlink to Windows 7

I would like to use a vm ubuntu installation as my testing environment, but to ease workflow, I have symlinked /var/www to a windows share. Everything looks good when browsing files and the owner and ...
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Symlink - Permission Denied

I'm facing an interesting problem with plenty of Permission Denied outputs when using SymLinks Linux: Slackware 13.1 Directory with Symlink: root@Tower:/var/lib# ls -lah drwxr-xr-x 8 root ...
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Does soft link affects xml parsing and database process

I have a php code that does an xml parsing and inserts data into the mysql database. The code can process one xml file in an average of 18 minutes. Since I will be having lots of xml files and ...
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Linux Shell - How to copy directory without symlink

I would like to get everything inside one directory. How can I copy entire directory (that originally contains files and symlinks) to a new directory that should contains all files but no symlink?? ...
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Get directory of a symlinked script

I have to determine the directory of a script which is symlinked. /usr/local/src/myscript/myscript.sh /usr/local/bin/myscript.sh (Symlink to the one above) A cronjob executes ...
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pure-ftpd symlink not working

I've got a setup where pure-ftpd is allowing symlink. what works /var/www/some_website/symlink_to_logs works and resolves to /var/log/some_website_logs/ (this is to show that symlinks are allowed ...
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Getting 403 on apache with php on fedora 17

I put the projects on ~/public_html/project and create a soft-link in /var/www/html/project which point to ~/public_html/project. my /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf is shown below ServerRoot "/etc/httpd" ...
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SFTP: file symlinks in a jailed (chrooted) directory

I'm trying to set up sftp so that a few trusted people can access/edit/create some files. I have jailed a user into their home directory (/home/name) but have run into a problem. I want for them to ...
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MySQL Not Reading Symlinks for Options Files my.cnf

I'm running MySQL 5.5 on Ubuntu. There is a my.cnf file in /etc/mysql/ where I would expect it to be. - Great! For debian installations of mysql it is recommended that you do not edit the my.cnf ...
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Office 2010 documents via Windows 7 symlinks on network share very slow in comparison to network path access

Client: Windows 7 Premium, Office 2010 Pro Plus, both fully patched. Server: Samba 3.5.10 on CentOS6 (SELinux enabled), Shadow copies enabled. Link speed: 1MBps. As Windows 7 doesn't like me to use ...
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Permissions within Windows symlink to a Samba share

I have a Samba shared folder on an Ubuntu box which I can access from my Windows 7 PC and within which, as a non-administrator Windows user, can create and update files and folders. However, when I ...
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How to secure Apache for shared hosting environment? (chrooting, avoid symlinking…)

I'm having problems dealing with Apache configuration: the problem is that I want to limit each user to his own docroot (so, a chroot() would be what I'm looking for), but: Mod_chroot works only ...
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Server symlink doesn't map in URL

I have a symlink in my main htdocs directory /home/www/example.com/htdocs: index.php cms (symlink) lrwxrwxrwx 1 apache myuser 32 May 22 15:33 cms -> /home/www/xyz-cms/https/cms/ However, ...
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How do I rearange a file tree and then export it over NFS?

I've got a backup server that stores incremental backups in a tree like this: /backups hourly.0 server 1 server 2 hourly.1 server 1 server 2 hourly.2 ...
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What performance issues are there with using symlinks for your Apache docroot

I tried to find an existing question for this already, but couldn't find a good match. As part of my deploy process for my public facing sites, I am using symlinks to swap between versions of the web ...
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Dreamweaver not recognizing symbolic link as directory

I have this directory drwxrwxr-x 6 awdfiles pasgroup 4096 Jan 31 17:20 awdfiles Which I want to access via another FTP connection. The user is part of the pasgroup ...