Re: Standards for WebServers
Mike Neuffer wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Oct 1996, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > mike >/home
> > mike >/home/staff
> > mike >/home/customers <---- this has quotas and resides on a seperate
> > mike > filesystem. In case of the WWW server, it is a
> > mike > nfs mounted filesystem.
> > mike >/home/customers/<customer>/www <---customers have their Web stuff in here
> > mike >
> > mike >/home/www <---- Only available on the WWW server
> > mike >/home/www/www <---- Since www is a user it makes sense to let him keep
> > mike > "his" files in a www directory too.
> > There is an issue here of installing binaries / standard parts of binaries
> > (f.e. man2html installs executables etc) in home. I think it would be
> > better (and conforming to the standards) to put the executable binaries in
> > a standard location in /usr.
> > The webpages/ html code can be seen as editable application components and
> > thus should be in /var
> I personally would not like to rip the natural hierachie of the www
> structure appart into two pieces. I'd rather move the whole structure to
> The directory structure would like this:
I tend to agree with this idea. Some web servers require the cgi-bin
to reside within the document tree, such as WN.
Putting cgi-bin in /var/web/cgi-bin and the base document directory as
will not work with some webservers.
Chris Foote SALUG
South Australian Linux Users Group http://www.salug.org.au
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