Hi. My site is hosted on a friend's freeBSD server. I do not have root access. I do however have full access to MySQL. I am the only one on the server that uses it. I access MySQL via phpMyAdmin.
Over the last several months I have installed several PHP/MySQL applications and had no problems. A couple days ago however I went to install dotProject to try it out, and it wanted to create its database itself. It didn't want to just populate the database, but actually create it. To allow it to do this via my username I had to give myself global privileges. I gave myself all the global privileges including Grant. DotProject successfully installed itself. I tried it out, didn't find it to suit my purposes and then tried to delete it, but found that it had created files owned by WWW rather than owned by me. Obviously I couldn't directly delete those files, and had to do so with a PHP script. My first question is did I somehow give WWW the ability create files and directories. I have since taken away my global privileges, but when I installed another app, it also created files and directories with WWW as the owner. Should WWW be able to be the owner? If not, how do I take its privileges away? Root is listed as a user in MySQL, as well as myself, but WWW is not. Now I am afraid to create any new WordPress entries because I don't know if all my apps are going to start creating files with WWW as the owner rather than me. Thanks in advance for any clarification or help on this. I am rather new with this sort of thing. Warm regards, Greg _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"