/srv contains site-specific data which is served by this system.
This main purpose of specifying this is so that users may find
the location of the data files for particular service, and so that
services which require a single tree for readonly data, writable data
and scripts (such as cgi scripts) can be reasonably placed. Data that
is only of interest to a specific user should go in that users'
The methodology used to name subdirectories of /srv is unspecified as there
is currently no consensus on how this should be done. One method for
structuring data under /srv is by protocol, eg. ftp, rsync, www, and cvs.
On large systems it can be useful to structure /srv by administrative
context, such as /srv/physics/www, /srv/compsci/cvs, etc. This setup will
differ from host to host. Therefore, no program should rely on a specific
subdirectory structure of /srv existing or data necessarily being stored in
/srv. However /srv should always exist on FHS compliant systems and should
be used as the default location for such data.
Distributions must take care not to remove locally placed files in these
directories without administrator permission.
This is particularly important as these areas will often contain both
files initially installed by the distributor, and those added by the