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Old 12-16-2001, 11:33 PM   #1
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Where in the filesystem do you put files for a fileserver?

I want to set up a RedHat box that is already the DHCP server for my local network as a Samba server. Where is the proper place in the unix filesystem to put the home directories of all the shares?
Old 12-17-2001, 05:22 AM   #2
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Uhm... Completely up to you!!

Typically I would advise you to put your share on a seperate partition to the rest of you system if possible to avoid problems with filling up your system, but there isn't really a correct place to put the files. Clearly you'll want to avoid locacations that hold system file/binaries (say /sbin /bin /etc [etc... ]).


Old 12-17-2001, 06:15 AM   #3
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/var is typically considered a good place to put shares. /var/mp3 /var/src /var/tmp etc... but, there's no firm rule, i don't use it.
Old 12-17-2001, 10:20 PM   #4
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What I mean to ask is: where is the Unix standard place for putting a filesystem containing the data to be served?

For example, a BSD FTP server. Where is the standard place to mount the filesystem being served?

The reason I ask this is that I like learning the standard way things are done. I believe that, by learning this, the knowledge can be used accross other systems also.


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