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milford
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HELP

Post by milford »

I was trying to install a phpbb forum, but I keep getting this message.

The config file is writeable by the webserver. This is a major security risk because anyone can change your server settings now by using the install script.

phpBB will not be able to run until this is fixed. On unix systems this can be done with the following command:


chmod 644 config.php
Or use your FTP program to do this.
Switch on the 'read-only' attribute if you are running the script on a Windows machine.

I have set it to read only and it still dosent work any advice?
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Re: HELP

Post by mansuetus »

Well, you probably only changed OWNER read-only flag. You have to change THREE perms :
"owner", "group" and "others".
Petite publicité pour mon site : on présente des horoscopes qui tuent, on propose des tests,
et si tu cherches bien, tu verras même un phpBB :-)
viens sur spontex.org !
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Re: HELP

Post by milford »

they are all set as read
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Re: HELP

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Are you running Windows or Linux?
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Re: HELP

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windows xp home
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Re: HELP

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my host is 50megs.com
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Post by MysteryFCM »

Right click the forums main directory (htdocs or whatever you've called it), and select Properties, followed by the Security tab.

On the Security tab, ensure IUSR_[machine] ONLY has Read and List permissions.

Additionally, ensure the ONLY accounts that have write permissions, are the Administrators, and System groups.

If you do not see the Security tab, install the following extension

Fajo's XP File Security Extension
http://www.fajo.de/portal/index.php?opt ... =view&id=6

Alternatively, use the following to have the security settings for the IUSR account (and the other system accounts) automatically set for you.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/securi ... ktool.mspx

Info on how to use it;

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325864
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milford wrote: my host is 50megs.com


Ah .... are they actually hosting the site for you?
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Re: HELP

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no they arent hosting the site for me I bought the usage form them?
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If you are hosting the site on your own machine, or have direct access (or remote desktop/VNC access) to the server, see my reply further up.
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