[FGS] security installing FGS as root vs FGS as a regular user

Mark Volz MarkVolz at co.lyon.mn.us
Tue Oct 26 14:20:12 EST 2010


I was advised that installing FGS as a "regular desktop user" is more secure
than installing FGS as the root user.  However, once installed,  doesn't FGS
run under "apache" which is a limited user account, and therefore making FGS
"safe."  I would prefer to use port 80 as it is the standard webserver port.
But, I do not want to open up security risks on my machine.


Mark Volz
GIS Specialist
Lyon County, MN

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