[svlug] WWW vs. FHS (was Re: really simple question)
ncm at best.com
Fri Apr 9 08:13:17 PDT 1999
I thought I'd wait to see if the obvious solution to the
"whither www files?" question came out. It hasn't.
Anything in /var should be generable by init scripts.
The FHS seems to imply that www stuff should appear in /var.
Therefore, the httpd init script should maintain links in
Links to where? To /home/*/public_html, where they exist, and
maybe to /usr/doc/www, and at the sysadmin's option, to other
places appropriate for the system. In the overwhelming majority
of cases the default would be sufficient.
Every ISP I've used recently provided a ~/public_html directory,
so this is not a secret technique. I do wonder if it creates
a security problem, though.
ncm at cantrip.org
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