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### Michael Gage - Finding the web server's group name

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 Finding the web server's group name topic started 8/25/2003; 4:31:12 PMlast post 8/25/2003; 4:31:12 PM
Michael Gage - Finding the web server's group name
8/25/2003; 4:31:12 PM (reads: 1363, responses: 0)

### Finding the webserver's group name.

#### Problem: Can't find httpd using ps -aux |grep httpd

1. It's possible that the apache server is not running. See the section on restarting the server in http://webhost.math.rochester.edu/webworkdocs/docs/howto/howto_set_up_webwork2
2. The output of  ps -aux | grep httpd  is truncated to the width of the screen and you may not be able to find the text "httpd" . You'll want to use one of the alternative methods for finding the group name of the server. Instead use  ps -auwwx |grep httpd  or ps -auwwxc |grep httpd which will print long lines no matter what the terminal width.

Once you have the user name of the webserver (e.g. www) use the groups command to find out what groups the webserver belongs to:



groups www



www wwdata

The webserver belongs to both the groups www and wwdata.