[GLLUG] Web read access to files stored on a USB drive

Chris Bell chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Sun Jun 7 14:32:44 UTC 2015

I am trying to provide web read access to a large USB external drive connected 
to my laptop via apache2 on debian jessie.
The drive now appears as /media/username/drive_id/directory/ and all the 
relevant files are world readable.
I have been able to symlink to the drive from /var/www/ on all versions up to 
debian wheezy, and I am still able to use apache2 running on wheezy on the 
same laptop.
On jessie, symlinks to internal drives and directories work, but not to the 
external drive.
Enabling access to the /directory/ in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf does not work.
Connecting the USB drive followed by apache2 reload does not work.
I have not found any documentation related to the change.
Any suggestions welcome, thanks in advance.

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