[oclug] Apache + CDROM under webroot = bad idea?
Brian's Linux Box
b_mckee at myrealbox.com
Tue Jun 24 16:48:25 EDT 2003
My webserver was running shy on drive space and I had a CD-R full of
neat files I wanted to share.
In a flash of brilliance (please - don't laugh so hard) I fired up the
keyboard and typed
mount /dev/cdrom /var/www/html/graphics
and voila - 30% more files without taking up any harddrive space.
I'll have to alter the fstab to make it permanent but before I did that
I thought I'd poll for comments.
Performance issues aside (yep - she's a 2x CDROM!) are there any
security risks/other concerns you might know of from a stunt like this?
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