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From "Eric Covener" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Why do I need /var/www as DocumentRoot & www-data as www owner?
Date Tue, 02 Sep 2008 20:55:26 GMT
On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 4:44 PM, Greg Platt - Platt Consultants
<> wrote:
> Yes, I realize the DocumentRoot location can be changed. Indeed I've already
> changed it with the sites I converted earlier. What I came here hoping to
> find is someone who understands WHY it was changed by Apache to begin with
> and who could explain the implications of changing it in a different way...
> especially since on Debian I can change it from one virtual host to another.
> Frankly, I haven't found anything yet that says there were technological or
> security reasons why Apache made this change. Not even their documentation
> suggests such reasons exist. If the answer is there ARE no specific reasons
> for the change, I'm inclined to ignore it and go with what I already have
> working.

You're now using someone elses packaging of the Apache HTTP Server.
What Apache change are you referring to?

Eric Covener

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