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From David Bullock <>
Subject Re: Sporadic HTTP 403 returned by Tomcat when this should not happen ever. How to find out why this happens?
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2015 23:03:44 GMT
On 6 February 2015 at 02:42, Brian <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a Restful service that receives a huge amount of HTTP requests per
> day. In some of these requests, Tomcat returns an HTTP 403 error status.

Your servlet does something which throws a java.lang.Security exception
(which is a runtime exception), and Tomcat is translating it into a 403 for
you?  (I didn't test it, but it might be a reasonable thing for a
servlet-container to do).

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