srv directory

Chris racerx at
Tue Mar 3 18:02:09 UTC 2009

On Tue, 03 Mar 2009 12:58:11 -0500
Scott Abbey <scott at> wrote:

> 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.

Outstanding. Thank you, Scott. Much obliged.

Best regards,


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