[thelist] Apache configuration on OSX

Peter-Paul Koch gassinaumasis at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 27 08:37:03 CDT 2003

Thanks all for the reactions. I reply only to this mail, but that doesn't 
mean the others weren't gratefully received.

>>I'm setting up the Apache web server on my OS X computer as my internal 
>>web server. However, I've seen that when I upload files to it it chmod's 
>>them as 740 while I need 644.
>>I assume I can change this default chmod in the proper configuration file. 
>>Unfortunately I can't find it. The documentation talks about httpd.conf 
>>but this file seems to be absent from my OS X computer, Apple's Find 
>>doesn't find it.
>/etc/httpd/httpd.conf on my 10.2

Which is also /private/etc . Besides, it turned out to be a Samba 
configuration (solved) and an ftpd configuration (not yet solved) problem.

>>How do I change the default chmod? I'm a clueless newbie when it comes to 
>>web server management and my Unix is at the "Una cerveza por favor" level, 
>>so please be kind and considerate.
>How are you uploading? umask should cover it I think.

umask turned out not to be enough, since I upload through Samba and FTP. 
Interesting side note: on my Mac 'man umask' gives the manpage for tcsh, 
which is not at all what I'd expected.

Thanks all, problem solved.

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