Ownership of log directory


#1

I’ve got 4 web pages running from my account. In doing some checking after this last flurry of hacks, I found that the log directories had permissions drw-r–r-- and that I, as owner, could not cd into the directory.

Normally x on a directory allows you to search through the directory. E.g

if foo has permissions r-------x and bar has permission r-----r-- then Other can read foo/bar, and can cd to foo/bar.

read permissions however gave you both read the directory, and cd to the directory.

Is this something new?


#2

The only change to logs really occurred last August, the end result is that you must use SFTP/SSH/SCP etc to access the logs directory. Specifically you cannot access logs via FTP. This thread is good reference: http://discussion.dreamhost.com/thread-130819-post-140081.html#pid140081