FreeBSD Port: jakarta-tomcat-5.5.9

ET Support support at
Fri Sep 9 10:38:00 PDT 2005

To reduce security vulnerabilities will you please tell me what exact
directories need to be www:www ?

Also, I recommend you build a chown into the jakarta port so other users do
not have to deal with these permissions issues.


-----Original Message-----
From: Panagiotis Astithas [mailto:past at]
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 4:26 AM
To: ET Support
Cc: liukang at; ports at
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Port: jakarta-tomcat-5.5.9

ET Support wrote:
> Hello,
> Having some problems with this port... it is a first time install and when
> looking at the jsp-examples gettings fileNotFound errors, which appear to
> due to the fact that the daemon for startup script is "www" and does not
> have enough permissions to create the necessary files. Was able to bypass
> this by giving owner root priviledges, but that is not the best for
> security.
> Please advise.
> Thanks,
> Ben King
> support at

Alternatively, you could change the ownership of the relevant tomcat
directories to www:www.



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