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Re: /usr/doc transition and other things

On Thu, Sep 02, 1999 at 12:17:35AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > It was my understanding that this situation could be resolved in the same
> > fashion that the man and info transitions were. By making the docs viewing
> > programs aware of both the old and new locations, and back porting them
> > into slink, the broken tools issue is resolved.
> AFAIK, it's just not possible to make Apache (and other web browsers)
> make both /usr/doc and /usr/share/doc accessible at the one
> http://localhost/doc URL.

Some of us consider http://localhost/doc to be a case of TMI (Too Much
Information) resulting in potentially bad consiquences.  While I'm no fan
of security by obscurity, you don't need to let the whole world know that
you forgot to lock your front door and will be at work until 6pm ....

Apache defaults to having /doc readable by only localhost, but in reality
if you want to read docs by web browser you should probably be using dwww
anyway which CAN deal with both since it's a perl CGI and could easily
build a composite listing of both /usr/doc and /usr/share/doc.


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