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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Configure read/write-access in TomCat
Date Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:46:59 GMT
On 20/08/2010 18:56, André Warnier wrote:
> Mark Thomas wrote:
>> On 18/08/2010 13:32, André Warnier wrote:
>>> What do you mean by "write" ?  There is nothing in tomcat itself which
>>> allows users to write anywhere on the server.
>> I know I am coming late to this thread but to be pedantic that is not
>> correct.
> The above was written with the intention of not confusing the OP more
> than necessary.
> But I could have written : There is nothing enabled by default in Tomcat
> itself..


>> Tomcat supports HTTP PUT (implemented in the default Servlet) but it is
>> disabled by default for the obvious security reasons.
> And enabling it would force the Tomcat team to decide on the exact
> semantics of a PUT.

I'm fairly confident the Tomcat community is perfectly clear on what
they are - helped considerably by a very clearly written HTTP spec.

> I remember some discussion about this a while ago, in relation to SOAP
> or REST if my memory serves.
> ;-)

I think you mean this one:

The result of which was this enhancement request:


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