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    Default Webserver Advice

    Hello Everyone,

    I have just taken my first steps into using suse as an os. It's a dedicated web server so I want to make sure that I'm setting everything up properly.

    I've got the main web directory (/srv/www/htdocs) set up to use wwwrun as the user and www as the group, with the permissions set to 775. We're using Adobe Contribute as our editing program with a web dav connection, so I created a dav_user.db file with the htpasswd2 command.

    Is there anything that I missed? So far it looks like everything is working and all of the files have the correct permissions after editing them, but will I need to add users to the system directly to make sure that the group permissions will be maintained (in my current tests, I would say no, but who knows).

    If anyone has any advice on top of any of this, I'd love to hear it.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Webserver Advice

    On Fri, 15 Aug 2008 19:56:05 GMT
    Johnska7 <Johnska7@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Hello Everyone,
    >
    > I have just taken my first steps into using suse as an os. It's a
    > dedicated web server so I want to make sure that I'm setting everything
    > up properly.
    >
    > I've got the main web directory (/srv/www/htdocs) set up to use wwwrun
    > as the user and www as the group, with the permissions set to 775.
    > We're using Adobe Contribute as our editing program with a web dav
    > connection, so I created a dav_user.db file with the htpasswd2
    > command.
    >
    > Is there anything that I missed? So far it looks like everything is
    > working and all of the files have the correct permissions after editing
    > them, but will I need to add users to the system directly to make sure
    > that the group permissions will be maintained (in my current tests, I
    > would say no, but who knows).
    >
    > If anyone has any advice on top of any of this, I'd love to hear it.
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    >


    Welcome to openSUSE 11.0!

    Based on what you've given, everything sounds great. I would recommend trying it out.

    I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but often the best way to learn is to
    just jump in and try it. Your setup sounds like it's got everything
    needed... but you won't know for sure until it begins being used. Of course,
    did you install perl and mod_perl for perlscript usage? ruby? php5? {Grin}

    Sounds like you're doing well and it's working so far. Add another piece to
    the puzzle and see how that works. Little steps so you don't lose your way.
    Ask here if you've got problems, I imagine someone can help, given a little
    time and information from you. We've all been there at some point.

    Again, Congratulations!

    Loni

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    L R Nix
    lornix@lornix.com


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    Default Re: Webserver Advice

    THanks for the reply. I'm migrating over from an Apple server, so most everything is the same. I was really just worried about the user accounts. On the apple, I had to add users directly to the system which, of course, got me worried that an enterprising person would try to log directly into the machine via a remote desktop session.

    With the dav db, I can avoid that, but I wasn't sure of future repercussions. I'll check back if I have questions.

    As for the other parts, I've installed ruby, perl and php as I use all three for day to day operations.

    Thanks!

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