srv directory

Scott Abbey scott at
Tue Mar 3 17:58:11 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-03-03 at 11:42 -0600, Chris wrote:
> Greetings,
> What is the purpose of the srv directory off the root of the drive?

In clearer terms, anything the system serves to the network is supposed
to go in this directory. In order to comply with the FHS, which Ubuntu
endeavors to, the directory must be present. That said, Debian based
systems traditionally serve webpages from /var/www, and other services
use other directories scattered across the system. /srv is the standard,
and should be used if you have a choice.

Scott Abbey <scott at>

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