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How to stop directory viewing

Shaun Appleton

Joined: Oct 31, 2002
Posts: 21
I can deploy my application using Tomcat/Jboss and all works fine. But when I go to the top level directory of my web app I can see all my JSPs/Gifs etc listed as a directory listing. Does anybody know how to turn this off?
Thanks in advance
Ron Newman
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Joined: Jun 06, 2002
Posts: 1056
Define a <welcome-file-list> in your web.xml file.
For instance, this one will redirect any request for the directory into a request for "index.jsp":

Ron Newman - SCJP 1.2 (100%, 7 August 2002)
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 12931
Look in -home-/conf/web.xml at the default servlet parameters. Set the "listings" parameter to "false" to disable directory listings in directories that don't have a "welcome" file.
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