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Mandrake and apache

Posted By: Le4rner

Mandrake and apache - 10/18/02 11:55 PM

Alrighty, time for me to show my dumb [censored] again.

I have a question. When I install Mandrake 9.0 or even 8.0 as a server it sets the /var/httpd and /var/www folder in the /var directory. Now I heard this can cause your server to run a bit faster, and is probably why they do it. However I also heard this can cause a big weakness for the kernel.

Now please take it easy on me, when it come to *nix, I'm like the kid in school you fed paste to. STUPID frown But I am determind to learn this [censored] and host Promod my damed self.

I allways thought all the apache files should go in /usr directory. Thoughts, help, advise....
Posted By: ReverendNinjaSox

Re: Mandrake and apache - 10/19/02 03:02 AM

Put them wherever you want them.
I'm not sure what you are thinking in that having them all in /var will make them run faster.
The only way it could make it run faster is if /var was it's own partition and you felt like speeding up your logging or some [censored] like that. Also, which files are you talking about? The HTML files? The binaries that run Apache? The log files? The configuration files?
I store my conf files in /etc/httpd/conf. My log files are in the RedHat default of /var/log/http/. My binaries are somewhere in some *bin directory. You'll need to be more explicit with what the hell you are talking about though.
Posted By: hKzKnight

Re: Mandrake and apache - 10/19/02 03:52 AM

It's k le4rner, we always love ya... Let us know if that works for ya.
Posted By: sinetific

Re: Mandrake and apache - 10/19/02 01:00 PM

Having it in the /var directory on its own partition would cause it to be susceptible to DoS attacks by filling your logs so there would be no room left on the disk.
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