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From "Nathan Thatcher" <n8thatc...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: List remote files in Servlet
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2008 22:15:14 GMT
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Steve Ochani <ochanis@ncc.edu> wrote:
> Date sent:              Tue, 05 Aug 2008 15:45:26 -0600
> From:                   Nathan Thatcher <n8thatcher@gmail.com>
> Subject:                List remote files in Servlet
> To:                     users@tomcat.apache.org
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>> I am experiencing a little problem with Tomcat 6.0 and I haven't been
>> able to determine the cause or solution. In a standalone Java
>> application I can list the files from a remote directory like this:
>>
>> File[] list = new File("//192.168.0.1/shared_dir").listFiles();
>>
>> When I execute the same code in a servlet running on the same machine
>> the call to listFiles() always returns null. Is this a security
>> problem? I am not seeing any errors in the logs and I haven't changed
>> any of the default security settings for Tomcat of Java. Since I don't
>> know what the problem is I have had a hard time tracking down a
>> solution online. Any idea why listFiles() doesn't work in a servlet?
>>
>
> The most likely problem is that Tomcat is running under a user that doesn't have permission
> to that share.
>
>
> -Steve O.
>
>
>
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Tomcat is running on a windows machine under the SYSTEM account so I
assume that it has the permissions. Is there a way to check if this is
the problem?

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