Sensor UNIX File Permissions

Information about Sensor UNIX file permissions such as the collector module, the transmitter process, the configuration file, and more.

The Collector Module

Quality Description

File name

mod_visual_sciences.so (on Apache web servers and IBM HTTP servers)

libvisual_sciences.so and J2EECollector.jar (on J2EE application servers)

aol_visual_sciences.so (on AOL web servers)

saf_visual_sciences.so (on Sun Java web servers)

Default Permissions

rwx r-x r-x (IBM HTTP and Apache 1.3.x)

rwx rwx r-x (Apache 2.0.x)

rwx --x --x (J2EE, AOL, and Sun Java web servers)

Read by

The web server, which sometimes runs as the root user, but more often runs under a specific user account

If the web server runs under a non-root account, the permissions on this file must allow that account to read it.

Runs as

A child process in the web server

Child processes run under a user account specified in your web server configuration. On many servers, this is a special account with very limited privileges called “nobody” — but not all web servers use this account. Check your web server’s configuration file to determine what user account is set.

Reads from

txlogd.conf

The diskQueue file

Writes to The diskQueue file

The Transmitter Process

Quality Description
File name trust_ca_cert.pem

Default Permissions

rw- r-- r-- (IBM HTTP, AOL, and Sun Java web servers)

rw- rw- r-- (Apache web servers and J2EE application servers)

Read by The transmitter program
Written by --

The Configuration File

Quality Description
File name txlogd.conf

Default Permissions

rw- r-- r-- (IBM HTTP, AOL, and Sun Java web servers)

rw- rw- r-- (Apache web servers and J2EE application servers)

Read by

The collector module

The transmitter program

The administrator responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining Sensor

Written by The administrator responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining Sensor

The Certificate Authority File

Quality Description
File name trust_ca_cert.pem

Default Permissions

rw- r-- r-- (IBM HTTP, AOL, and Sun Java web servers)

rw- rw- r-- (Apache web servers and J2EE application servers)

Read by The transmitter program
Written by --

The Disk Queue

Quality Description
File name User defined
Default Permissions rw- rw- rw- (All server types)

Read by

The collector module

The transmitter program

Written by

The collector module

The transmitter program

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