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Win XP Apache Permissions (outside of htdocs)

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Not sure if this is a Apache question or a php question.

I have Win XP Pro, with Apache and PHP 5

I have my doc root folder standard,
it is C:/Apache/htdocs

The problem is, I don't want scripts I write in those folders to access outside that folder.

for instance, I can use ../../ and get to c:/ (this of course in php scripting)
ex. fopen("../../boot.ini","r")   this would be opening c:/boot.ini

How can I stop this?  how can I make the user (well the person who has access to writing scripts and html pages) see the document root as /htdocs or even just / ?
or just make them not have permissions below C:/Apache/htdocs

Thanks
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Question by:ThaSmartUno
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samri earned 1500 total points
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I would think that you could configure your PHP to restrict the execution of PHP to certain document tree, and preventing them to traverse up the tree.  

At the OS level, you could fine your setting such that Apache would have a different User/Group, and restrict filesystem access to those that is allowed.  This should be fine.  I  haven't tried this, but in theory it should work.

Personally, I would prefer the 2nd options.
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