Bug 450851 - 'UserDir disable' in httpd.conf cannot be undone.
Summary: 'UserDir disable' in httpd.conf cannot be undone.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: httpd
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-11 12:50 UTC by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2009-07-14 18:02 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 18:02:23 UTC
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Description David Woodhouse 2008-06-11 12:50:52 UTC
To use the userdir module, I am forced to edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
directly, rather than overriding its settings in another file in /etc/httpd/conf.d.

Once 'UserDir disable' has been set, there seems to be no way to re-enable it
for _all_ users, which is the compiled-in default setting.

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2008-06-12 07:47:14 UTC
Yes, this is kind of awkward.  UserDir needs to be disabled by default since if
it's on-by-default it allows remote users to determine presence of a given
username on the system, which is considered to be a security issue.

The right thing is to have UserDir off by hard-coded default and I thought I'd
actually changed that upstream already but it seems not.

Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2008-06-12 10:13:05 UTC
Off by default doesn't help -- that just makes it _impossible_ for me to get the
behaviour I desire, rather than forcing me to hack httpd.conf :)

What we want is for 'UserDir enable *' to work.

Comment 3 Joe Orton 2008-06-12 10:24:16 UTC
Oh, hah, good point.  I read the docs rather than the code; the docs imply
"UserDir enable" will DTRT which in fact that code doesn't support that.  OK yes
I'll get this fixed.

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