Things look quiet here. But I've been doing a lot of blogging at
dan.langille.org because I prefer WordPress now.
Not all my posts there are FreeBSD related.
I am in the midst of migrating The FreeBSD Diary over to WordPress
(and you can read about that here).
Once the migration is completed, I'll move the FreeBSD posts into the
new FreeBSD Diary website.
Linking to other directories with Apache20 February 1999
I had a website, http://test.freebsddiary.org.
I had a user, susan. I wanted susan to have her website appear
as a subdirectory of my main site but allow her to store her HTML files in her home
My first thought was to create a symbolic link
between the main website directory and the home directory. However, there is another
A symbolic link is created using the ln command. See man
ln for more information. Here's how I create the symbolic link:
# cd /directory/of/main/web/site
# ln -s /usr/home/susan/public_html/ susansym
in order to get permission to display the directory contents. You will probably
also have to give Apache permission to read the files. Perhaps this:
chmod o+r,o+x /usr/home/susan/public_html
Apache has the ability to create aliases. This alias can be global (affects all
webs) or local (affects only one web). For a global alias, modify srm.conf.
For a local alias, modify httpd.conf. Here's the virtual website
specifications for http://test.freebsddiary.org/: