Re: Curious fileutils/coreutils behaviour.
From: Martin (broadcast_at_mail.ptraced.net)
Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 15:52:02 -0300 To: Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Mr. Bugtraq" <email@example.com>
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.
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.