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Re: /tftpboot vs. /var/tftp vs. something else?



On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 11:28 -0500, Michael DeHaan wrote:
> Warren Togami wrote:
> > Patrice Dumas wrote:
> >> On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 07:46:37PM -0500, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> >>> For many years, I've used /var/tftp as a location for storing TFTP 
> >>> data.  This mirrors the use of /var/ftp and /var/www.  I therefore 
> >>> suggest we change the default configuration in /etc/xinetd.d/tftp to 
> >>> reflect this.
> >>
> >> FHS says:
> >>
> >> Applications must generally not add directories to the top level of
> >> /var. Such directories should only be added if they have some
> >> system-wide implication, and in consultation with the FHS mailing list.
> >>
> >> Another possibility could be /var/lib/tftp. tftp doesn't exactly qualify
> >> for what should be in /var/lib, but it is not clearly wrong either.
> >>
> >> -- 
> >> Pat
> >>
> >
> > Edubuntu is using /var/lib/tftp as their tftpdir.  Should we use it as 
> > well?
> 
> Please, please, don't change this.
> 
> Pretty much everyone everywhere is using /tftpboot, which makes apps 
> needing to mange those directories now understand
> that newer versions of Fedora are "weird".
> 
> I can't see any good reason to change this that results in any sort of 
> tangible benefit.

fhs compliance :)

-sv



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