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Instant Debian – Build a Web Server by José Miguel Parrella

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Setting up your storage, security, and permissions (Simple)

As mentioned earlier, partitioning is very important for a web server. You already took your first steps by selecting which directories you wanted partitioned out (hopefully, at least /tmp and /var or /var/www), but now you need to set security and permissions for them.

Getting ready

If you will have several profiles for users and groups, this is a good time to review them as you prepare to harden the storage permissions. On Unix systems, everything is a file, and a lot of the security measures depend on filesystem security.

How to do it…

At root, open /etc/fstab with a text editor. Towards the end of it, you will see lines for the partitions you created during installation.

You can see that ...

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