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From Paul Singleton <p...@jbgb.com>
Subject Re: error-page for nonexistent context
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2006 16:41:25 GMT


Mark Thomas wrote:
> Paul Singleton wrote:
>> (I am required to anonymiee a Tomcat 5.5 server from hackers
>> trying to discover its version etc.)
>>
>> If I put this in conf/web.xml
>>
>> <error-page>
>>   <error-code>404</error-code>
>>   <location>/anon_error.jsp</location>
>> </error-page>
>>
>> *and* put an anon_error.jsp in every web app, then I can
>> replace the built-in error page.
>>
>> But where will Tomcat look for /anon_error.jsp when a
>> (page within a) nonexistent context is requested?
> 
> I haven't tested this...
> 
> I would expect an unknown context to be mapped to the ROOT context
> given the mapping rules defined in section SRV.11.1
> 
> If the context isn't recognised, then the longest macthing context
> path will be "/" which is the ROOT context.

Thanks for this: I think you're right, and I have now tested
this in 5.5.9 (which of course is not necessarily the version
I'm trying to anonymise :-) and it works.

cheers - Paul S.

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