[wp-hackers] Strange file permissions

John Ha mailing-lists at netspace.net.au
Sat May 28 17:48:16 GMT 2005

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  From: Jason A. Hoffman 
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  Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2005 7:41 AM
  Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Strange file permissions

  On May 27, 2005, at 1:11 PM, John Ha wrote:

    Not sure if it's Wordpress doing it, but my WP file permissions keep changing to 755 of their own accord, even after I've reset them to 644. It could be WP (1.5.1-RC-2.7182818), or it could be something else. I've searched through all the files in the distrib to find a chmod 755, but there is no reference to this. Only the WP .php files are affected (plugins included). Files unrelated to WP are not affected. I'm stumped as to what's doing this.

    And one more thing, I get an empty 'test' database appearing in my database every now and then. I'd drop it, then sometime later (not sure how long - days, months) it'd reappear.

    So far with these weird events, nothing bad has happened but I'd still like to know what's causing all this. Any insights would be great. Thanks!
    John Ha

  The first is because of the default umask that PHP/the server is running under.

  The test database is the first database that MySQL makes and by default everyone has permissions to touch and create a "test" database unless that permission is specifically removed.

  - Jason


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