Re: New debconf template for webfs.
I must clearly ping about webfs. The following reminder
was posted on July, 11th
Originally I intended to cope with translation and libgrypto/libgnutls
in the same package update, but that time scheme cannot wait.
M E Andersson
måndag den 30 juni 2014 klockan 06:39 skrev Christian PERRIER detta:
> Quoting Justin B Rye (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > > By the way, is the switch from quotation characters to apostrophes
> > > worthy our attention?
> > Oops, no! I'd just forgotten which direction debian-l10n-english
> > "house style" was standardising in - they should all be doublequotes.
> > Thanks for spotting that!
> I was about to spot them...:-)
> So now that you guys did, I'm left with nothing to say else than "fine
> by me"....
Attached is my most recent suggestion for a revised template file.
For the record:
1. webfsd/web_root: Changed default value only.
2. webfsd/web_index: Rewritten text.
In comparison to the next to last message in this thread, I have
added an additional sentence at the very end, and I have inserted
a single word "listing" into the next to last sentence.
If this stands acceptable, please insert a sigillum sanctorum at the
very top, in order that I may seek expert help in arranging a
translation relay from this template set.
Mats Erik Andersson, DM
# If modifications/additions/rewording are needed, please ask
# email@example.com for advice.
# Even minor modifications require translation updates and such
# changes should be coordinated with translators and reviewers.
_Description: IP address webfsd should listen to:
On a system with multiple IP addresses, webfsd can be configured to
listen to only one of them.
If you leave this empty, webfsd will listen to all IP addresses.
_Description: Timeout for network connections:
Description: for internal use only
_Description: Number of parallel network connections:
For small private networks, the default number of parallel network
connections should be fine. This can be increased for larger networks.
_Description: Directory cache size:
Directory listings can be cached by webfsd. By default, the size of
the cache is limited to 128 entries. If the web server has
very big directory trees, you might want to raise this value.
_Description: Incoming port number for webfsd:
Please enter the port number for webfsd to listen to. If you leave
this blank, the default port (8000) will be used.
_Description: Enable virtual hosts?
This option allows webfsd to support name-based virtual hosts, taking
the directories immediately below the document root as host names.
_Description: Document root for webfsd:
Webfsd is a lightweight HTTP server for mostly static content. Its
most obvious use is to provide HTTP access to an anonymous FTP server.
Please specify the document root for the webfs daemon.
If you leave this field blank, webfsd will not be started at boot time.
_Description: Host name for webfsd:
By default, webfsd uses the machine name as host name.
You can specify an alternate host name to be used as an external
alias name (for instance "ftp.example.org") instead of the machine's
fully qualified domain name.
_Description: User running the webfsd daemon:
_Description: Log webfsd events (start, stop, etc.) to syslog?
_Description: Access log file:
Access to webfsd is logged in common log format.
If this field is left empty, no logging of incoming connections will
_Description: Should logging be buffered?
With buffered logging, entries will be written in chunks, not as soon
as they are accepted as client calls.
_Description: Group running the webfsd daemon:
_Description: Directory index filename:
If webfsd receives a request for a directory, it can optionally look for
an index file to send to the client. Common names are "index.html" and
"default.html". If you leave this field empty, webfsd will never treat
any file as index of a directory.
In the absence of an index, webfsd will normally construct a listing for
any requested directory. However, if you consider a generated directory
listing to present a security risk, then the listing can be disabled by
adding the server option "-j" to the variable "web_extras" in
"/etc/webfsd.conf". The last question in this set, "Extra options ...",
is equally suited for setting the option "-j".
_Description: CGI script catalog:
Please specify the location for CGI scripts to be served by webfsd. This
path should be located immediately below the document root.
Please specify the full path name, not a relative path. If this
field is left empty, CGI scripts will be disabled.
_Description: Extra options to include:
Please specify any webfsd options you want to use with the main
For instance, webfsd can run chrooted, provide timed expiration of
files, and bind either IPv4 or IPv6 addresses.
See webfsd's manual page for further options and details.