Re: Curious fileutils/coreutils behaviour.

From: Martin (broadcast_at_mail.ptraced.net)
Date: 05/15/04

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    Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 15:52:02 -0300
    To: Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha <strange@nsk.no-ip.org>, "Mr. Bugtraq" <bugtraq@securityfocus.com>
    
    

    SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
        The server will only follow symbolic links for which the target file
        or directory is owned by the same user id as the link.
        *Note*: this option gets ignored if set inside a <Location> section.

         From http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/core.html#options

    Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha wrote:

    >On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 07:49:07PM +0100, David Malone wrote:
    >
    >
    >>>(*)Contrary to the FAQ entry you cited, it is sometimes useful to change the
    >>>ownership of a symlink. Since the owner of a symlink can be detected by a
    >>>program, there can exist programs which depend on it.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>Yes, indeed. As another example, Apache has an option to only follow
    >>symlinks if they belong to the right person.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >If the target belongs to the right person, not the symlink itself.
    >
    >Regards,
    >Luciano Rocha
    >
    >
    >


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