[RFC] /var versus /srv

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Thu Sep 27 02:55:16 UTC 2007

On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 09:28:58PM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > AFAIK, selinux only knows about a couple servers, like apache, having
> > data in /srv. If SE Linux is going to protect the data, a standard
> > mapping between /srv and /var for everything should be worked out so
> > that policy can be adapted.
> Therein lies the problem.  /srv/ is open ground for sysadmins to use,
> we can't prepopulate it with anything, and we can't assume what the
> local admin will use for a scheme.  /srv/<site>/{web,ftp,backup}
> or /srv/{web,ftp,backup}/<site> or some other combo.

Can we make it easy for the SE Linux tools to let the admin choose their
local /srv policy?

Matthew Miller           mattdm at mattdm.org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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