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From Robert Jacobson <>
Subject Re: deny access to directory
Date Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:14:37 GMT
On 8/30/2011 10:01 AM, Konstantin Kolinko wrote:
> That is because any subdirectory inside webapps is a web application
> per se, and ".svn" is no exception (and thus you should be editing
> .svn/WEB-INF/web.xml).
> The following solutions are available:
> 1. Upgrade to svn 1.7 so that it does not have .svn directories all
> over the tree.
> 2. Use svn export instead of svn checkout.
> 3. Configure deployIgnore attribute on a host.
> 4. If you need a filter that affects all webapps you may add it either
> to ${catalina.base}/conf/web.xml, or to each web application
> individually.


Thank you for your polite, informative, and helpful response!

I have to get the upgrade to svn 1.7 approved, so in the mean time I
have elected to add a file


with the appropriate security constraint (deny for url-pattern "/*")

Robert Jacobson     
Lead System Admin       Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Bldg 14, E222                             (301) 286-1591 

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