A recent Kickstarter anonabox boasted to be developed over four years, aswell as being 100% open source, it was then pointed out that the original project was a semi-finalist on Hackaday Prize (source).
With reddit in uproar, and anonabox’es AMA only receiving over 370 comments, August Germar logged off without any real answer as to why he has essentially stolen the product from aliexpress.
I recently installed php, but when I was unable to save files, I was very stuck, and that’s why I’m posting it here, I want to tell anyone who Googles this problem to find this solution.
The problem was when I used an fopen and fsave within php, the file would always ‘die’ as in the open or die within php. The solution is below
Firstly I looked for the Environment user in phpinfo() in my case it was [box type=”shadow”]www-data[/box] and then I simply typed this [box type=”shadow”]chmod 777 -R www-data /var/www[/box] that, in its simplicity is the solution, but I am thankful that I have found the solution!
To create a phpinfo you need to create a file in your root and insert the following code
and save it as phpinfo.php or whatever you choose, I saved it in my root but you can save it wherever you want, then I browsed to the environments section and that gave me the necessary information for me to create the solution.
Why this works
The problem was that php did not have enough permissions to write to the folder. by giving the user www-data full permission i.e. 777 it can now read write and execute without a problem!