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

Tom Taylor tom at tommyt.co.uk
Sun Jun 7 14:38:11 UTC 2015

If it was mounted automatically then it'll probably only be available to
your user.  Try mounting manually to another place (e.g. Under /mnt) as
root and symlink to that.

If you're just wanting simple ad-hoc access you might enjoy python -m
SimpleHTTPServer (single threaded web server in your current directory).

On 7 Jun 2015 15:32, "Chris Bell" <chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk> wrote:

> Hello,
> 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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