Server Problems

 Posted by on 16 August 2009 at 12:01 pm  NoodleFood
Aug 162009

As I mentioned in Saturday’s post, I’m suffering from server problems related to file permissions. Some upgrade to the kernel created security problems, so my internet host turned off chmod access. That wouldn’t be so terrible, except that any new file uploaded to the server is now created with permissions of 600 (read and write only for the owner) rather than with 644 (read for all, write only for the owner). I can’t change the permissions manually, neither through the shell nor with ftp.

That means that individual pages for new blog posts are not viewable on the web; you’ll see an “Error 403: Access Forbidden” page instead.

That sucks hard, particularly because my internet host has only offered vague promises about when the problem will be fixed. Hopefully, some work-around will be hit upon soon, as the current set-up means that all my web sites are either frozen or broken.

In the meantime, you can read posts from the the main NoodleFood page and view and post comments using the “New Page” link at the bottom of the post.

Update: My internet host just finally told me a method by which I can chmod the files manually. That will be a pain, and I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to do it pronto, but at least it’s something.

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