[svlug] HTTP location: was Really simple question

Rafael raffi at linwin.com
Sun Apr 11 11:38:19 PDT 1999

The question is simple, the answer is not since the tread is growing.

On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, George Bonser wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, Deirdre Saoirse wrote:
> It is obvions you are only running one webserver on that box ;-)
> If you are running apache on 80 and another server on another port (there
> are some REALLY secure, limited function servers out there) to just serve
> out system documentation (say it handles dwww requests). You might not
> only have multiple httpd packages but also multiple document roots. /www
> would solve this easilly as does /etc/apache and /etc/boa /etc/dhttpd
> /etc/wn

Runing regular and "secure" servers on the same machine? Now that's
secure :-)

> Then you could do:
> /www/apache
> /www/wn
> /www/boa
> for the different document roots.

That's how Windoze "admins" do it. I thought that we have /usr for such
things somewhere, and of course www in user's home dir for "private"

But why not let everybody go to the top of the tree? That's where the
power is. Make sure that /www is 777 so that all users can write to it.

However I have a better suggestion:

first you need to create a directory C: in root and then other directories
under it.  That way Windoze users feel like at home. More at home than in
/home/user. All you need to tell them is to replace forward with
back-slashes and your's done. And if you create links from root to the 
directories in C: they can drop typing C:.

Maybe somebody can write a GPLed script to automaticaly create C:/msoffice
and C:/windows/msoffice and C:/myoffice. 

I almost forgot, applications should create their own directories in C: 
aswell. That way we'll know what's installed on the system without using
rpm or such. It will make it easier for regular users to reinstall or
remove the applications: rm -rf C:/whatever and it will be realy universal
across ALL platforms.

mkdir "C:/my office"

~ 26> ll C:
total 1
drwxrwxrwx   2 raffi    raffi        1024 Apr 11 10:24 msoffice
drwxrwxrwx   2 raffi    raffi        1024 Apr 11 10:27 my office
drwxrwxrwx   2 raffi    raffi        1024 Apr 11 10:23 windows

Hey it works!

And it's undestructible:

~ 29> mv C:/ /dev/null
mv: cannot move `C:' to `/dev/null': Permission denied

~ 38> rm C:
rm: C:: is a directory


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