[RFC] /var versus /srv

Arthur Pemberton pemboa at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 06:58:07 UTC 2007

On 9/20/07, Casey Dahlin <cjdahlin at ncsu.edu> wrote:
> Fedora has had the /srv directory in its default configuration for
> awhile now, and I think its high time we used it. Under the latest FHS
> specifications this is the correct place for /var/www and /var/ftp/pub
> and the like.
> Personally I think this is a long overdue change and its about time we
> followed through on it. Service-provided files are very much on the
> fringe of /var 's purpose (which tends to be application state info that
> requires extended persistence). The location was no doubt chosen since
> the media performance requirements tend to align (though after this
> shift the average /var partition could probably be substantially smaller).

I use it on my CentOS box for files i server via subversion or
http+smb. It seems like an ideal location for what is currently
/var/www and /var/ftp

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