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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: symbolic links and applications
Date Thu, 06 Nov 2003 21:12:13 GMT

It's a problem with your directory structure or your security
configuration in web.xml, or both.  Perhaps moving the symlink so that
it's under WEB-INF is enough for your needs.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Steve Harris []
>Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 4:04 PM
>Subject: symbolic links and applications
>I have an application running under tomcat that stores a bunch of files
>a directory.  In the normal everyday use of the application users login
>the app and then can get at these files.  However if a user figures out
>the URL then they can browse directly to the location of the files
>logging into the application.  BTW the path to the files is a symbolic
>link in the ...../webapps/app/ directory, pointing to the real location
>the data.
>Does anyone have aview whether this is a problem with the application
>itself or with the tomcat config.
>Cheers all - Steve
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