I am using a browser to upload files. The program I implemented is http://github.com/valums/file-uploader, AJAX -> php program. (This program is used only in a password protected directory.)
The program or something in the transfer changes the owner on the file to "nobody", possibly because it's an https upload?
I am not in that group.
Although the permissions are set to 0777, this messes up when I sftp to overwrite any file because of the ownership.
My sftp will not overwrite the file, rather deletes it (after I tell it is okay to delete), then I can upload the file via sftp.
My host suggested this.
"Unfortunately, not without switching your VPS to run suPHP or mod_ruid. Both of which will then cause a chain reaction of permissions issues we'd have to troubleshoot.
I normally would recommend either of the above options as they provide a bit more security, but your VPS was originally setup before we started using them. Switching now is sadly not a painless exercise. We can usually catch most of the problems but it's quite likely you'll find a few pages/scripts that won't work until we fix the permissions up."
Please advise your thoughts on this.
Which method, suPHP or mod_ruid?
Permission issue? What would those issues be?
Would you think this will be a massive issue of downtime to troubleshoot?