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Re: FHS and /var/www

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 02:55:25AM +0100, Stephen Gran wrote:

> Yes.  My webservers tend to use something like
> /srv/www/<sitename>/{config,cgi-bin,htdocs,lib,logs,blah,blah}/ as the
> normal layout.  Exposing /srv/www as a document root would give access to
> lots of things that are not public in many cases - we tend to not bother
> with .htaccess files since config/ and so on are not under the webroot.

You're not alone with such a setup. /srv is becoming popular exactly
because it does not conflict with the OS.

Quoting the FHS:

	"This main purpose of specifying this is so that _users_ may
	find the location of the data files for particular service, ..."

Note how it only talks about users, not the operating


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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