Security Checklist/Where can you learn more about file permissions?

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Regards, Russ Winter

why after all the effort to update the documentation and get the permissions for the documentation to be used does any one feel it is justified to mark these for deletion? The links/resources as posted are not just for INSTALLATION they are for general security, extensions and various other aspects of joomla administration. I vote for complete rejection of the proposal for deletion and reinstatement of the original documentation otherwise its a complete waste of volunteers time --Mandville (talk) 18:36, 11 October 2012 (CDT)

I think you misunderstand, and one thing I would never do or advocate is wasting volunteer's time. A wiki is supposed to be collaborative, but it needs some type of organisation so others can use it as an easy to use resource.
I did not propose to delete the linked pages, but this page specifically. Three links on a page? Add them manually and/or dynamically to Joomla Installation Resources and actually they are already listed on a Security page - Security_and_Performance_FAQs. The linking of the pages can be added to any page where appropriate.
There should also be a Joomla! Server Resources and Configurations or something similar page which ties together all the articles on server setups, configurations, .htaccess, permissions, LAMP, WAMP, database setups, etc... There are a lot of articles devoted to all of these subjects, but most linkings tie back to category pages or someone must preform hard searches to find exactly what needs to be found. Even more needed as Joomla 3.x has more options, see Technical requirements and notice more options for Joomla! 3.
As far as the links on this page, I suggested a rename change from Windows Permissions Primer to something like Joomla! and Windows file permissions or perhaps just Windows file permissions explained. Some people might not understand the meaning of Primer in the title. The Unix title is really called How do UNIX file permissions work?, but is being linked with Primer in the link. Might as well mention Using phpSuExec, no categories on the page. Tom Hutchison (talk) 22:50, 11 October 2012 (CDT)