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NAME

       suexec - Switch User For Exec

SYNOPSIS

       suexec -V

       This   is   a   customized   version   that   can  be  configured  with  config  files  in
       /etc/apache2/suexec.

       No other synopsis for usage, because this program is otherwise only used internally by the
       Apache HTTP server.

DESCRIPTION

       suexec  is  the  "wrapper"  support  program  for the suexec behaviour for the Apache HTTP
       server.  It is run from within the  server  automatically  to  switch  the  user  when  an
       external  program  has to be run under a different user. For more information about suexec
       in general, see the online document `Apache suexec Support' on the HTTP  server  project's
       Web site at  http://httpd.apache.org/docs/suexec.html .

       This  version  of  suexec  reads  a  config file on every execution. Therefore it is a bit
       slower than the standard suexec version from the apache2-suexec package.

CONFIGURATION

       If  suexec  is  called  by  a   user   with   name   'username',   it   will   look   into
       /etc/apache2/suexec/username  for  configuration.  If the file does not exist, suexec will
       abort. By creating several config files, you can allow several different apache run  users
       to use suexec.

       The  first line in the file is used as the document root (/var/www in the standard suexec)
       and the second line in the file is used as the suffix that  is  appended  to  users'  home
       directories (public_html in standard suexec).

       If  any  of the lines is commented out (with #), suexec will refuse the corresponding type
       of request. It is recommended to comment out the userdir suffix if you don't need it.

SECURITY

       Do not set the document root to a path that includes users' home directories  (like  /home
       or  /var)  or  directories  where  users can mount removable media.  Doing so would create
       local security issues. Suexec does not allow one to set the  document  root  to  the  root
       directory / .

OPTIONS

       -V     Display  the  list  of  compile-time settings used when suexec was built.  No other
              action is taken.

FILES

       /etc/apache2/suexec/www-data

SEE ALSO

       apache2(8), /usr/share/doc/apache2/README.Debian.gz, dpkg-statoverride(8)

                                            April 2008                           suexec-custom(8)