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From Mark Watts <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] symlink or alias - what is safer ?
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2007 11:00:48 GMT

> hello ML,
> i'm new to Apache. We have an apache 2.0.50 running on a SuSE 9.2 box.
> The problem is, that the partition on which htdocs resides has very
> little diskspace left. But we have to put a lot of webpages online.
> There is space left (enough) on other partitions.
> What is better, espacially concerning the security ?
> - linking with symlinks from htdocs to the other partition and allowing
> symlinks ?
> - or using alias ?

Move the DocumentRoot directory to the other filesystem and change the 
DocumentRoot (and applicable <Directory>) settings as appropriate.


Mark Watts BSc RHCE MBCS
Senior Systems Engineer
QinetiQ Trusted Information Management
Trusted Solutions and Services Group
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