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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldar...@unisys.com>
Subject RE: where to store user-generated files?
Date Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:51:21 GMT
> From: Williams, Allen [mailto:awilli08@harris.com] 
> Subject: RE: where to store user-generated files?
> 
> So, servlets can access the file system just like any other
> java or C++ program?

Yes - they're just part of the Tomcat process.

> If tomcat is running as user tomcat55, do the servlets run 
> as the same user, so you can set file permissions up with
> something like rwx------ (700) if you make the directory
> owned by tomcat55? 

Correct.

David S's concerns about the use of getRealPath() apply to servlets
attempting to access resources within the deployed app, not to file
system references outside of the app's deployment location.  As Dave
suggests, familiarity with the servlet spec is strongly recommended.

 - Chuck


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