[GLLUG] Web read access to files stored on a USB drive
jasper at pointless.net
Sun Jun 7 23:47:47 UTC 2015
On Sun, 7 Jun 2015, Chris Bell wrote:
> 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.
Have you checked the syntax for enabling access to the directory in
apache? it changed in jessie.
You'll need something like:
Require all granted
and possibly do something like:
Alias /usbdrive/ /media/username/drive_id/directory/
rather than a symlink.
> 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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