fstab / permissions to web docs on usb hard drive
I am running Slackware 10.2. I am running a web site off my computer. I have a usb hard drive with lots of images. I do not want all these images on my internal hard drive web document root.
I created a symlink in the /var/www/htdocs folder to the appropriate folder in the usb hard drive. Do I need to grant special permissions in fstab to allow anonymous web contacts (i.e. non-local users) permission to view/download. The site has secure log-in, but the users are not local users. If I want people to be able to view or download these images from my site, what fstab setting should I have and what permissions should I set to the device, mount point, and the symlink?
dev/sda1 /mnt/usbhda auto ro,noauto,user 0 0
Do recommend a complete alternative (with Alias instead of symlink) if this is not the best approach.