apache configtest

Colin Walters walters at redhat.com
Thu Oct 21 16:36:35 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 15:22 +0900, Makoto Otsu wrote:
> Apache configtest not work
> The following commands  display nothing.
> # service httpd configtest
> or
> # httpd -t

Right - this is a consequence of the SELinux policy for Apache.  We do
not want the httpd process to have access to your terminal.  If it did,
a compromised or buggy httpd process could do very bad things.

The fix is to break the config-testing bit into its own binary.  We
could have a wrapper around /usr/sbin/httpd which would parse arguments,
and exec /usr/sbin/httpd-configtest if the -t option is passed,
otherwise we exec /usr/sbin/httpd.real.

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