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From "Suresh Srinivas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-3801) Provide a way to disable browsing of files from the web UI
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2013 06:59:13 GMT

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Suresh Srinivas commented on HDFS-3801:

Based on the discussions so far, looks like this jira could be closed?
> Provide a way to disable browsing of files from the web UI
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-3801
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-3801
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: namenode
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0-alpha
>            Reporter: Harsh J
>            Assignee: Harsh J
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: HDFS-3801.patch
> A few times we've had requests from users who wish to disable browsing of the filesystem
in the web UI completely, while keeping other servlet functionality enabled (such as fsck,
etc.). Right now, the cheap way to do this is by blocking out the DN web port (50075) from
access by clients, but that also hampers HFTP transfers.
> We should instead provide a toggle config for the JSPs to use and disallow browsing if
the toggle's enabled. The config can be true by default, to not change the behavior.

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