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From Pid <...@pidster.com>
Subject Re: Trying to access a directory outside docBase... is it possible ?
Date Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:09:34 GMT
On 15/12/2009 16:05, Peter Crowther wrote:
> 2009/12/15 André Warnier<aw@ice-sa.com>
>
>> But maybe you could just create a link, inside your deployment directory,
>> to the mount ?
>>
>> /opt/Tomcat/webapps/myApp/docs -->  /opt/document-repository
>>
>> If you're going to do this, be Very Very Careful.  Tomcat doesn't follow
> symbolic links by default, even on UNIX.  This is for a very good reason: if
> you do this, Tomcat *will* follow the symlink and delete your PDFs when you
> undeploy your webapp.
>
> You probably don't want this to happen.
>
> This is a common enough use case (it comes up about once a month on the
> list) that Someone may have coded a quick "serve the content from this
> directory" servlet, probably based on the root webapp.  Chris?  You're
> generally the coder with quick hacks already developed...

The OP already has a servlet AFAICT.  It's just not working.


p

> - Peter
>


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