Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.9 Administrator's Configuration File Reference


(UNIX only) The find-links function searches the current path for symbolic or hard links to other directories or file systems. If any are found, an error is returned. This function is normally used for directories that are not trusted (such as user home directories). It prevents someone from pointing to information that should not be made public.


The following table describes parameters for the find-links function.

Table 7–22 find-links Parameters




Character string of links to disable: 

  • h indicates hard link

  • s indicates soft link

  • o allows symbolic links only if the target of the link is owned by the user that the server runs as


(Optional) Directory to begin checking. If you specify an absolute path, any request to that path and its subdirectories is checked for symbolic links. If you specify a partial path, any request containing that partial path is checked for symbolic links. For example, if you use /user/ and a request comes in for some/user/directory, then that directory is checked for symbolic links. If you do not specify a dir, all directories are checked.


(Optional) Checks linked file for existence and aborts the request with the 403 Forbidden error if the check fails. Controls whether the server checks if the target of the link exists. If set to Y, the server aborts the request with a 403 Forbidden error if the target of a link does not exist. The default is N, meaning the server does not check whether the target exists.


(Optional) Common to all obj.conf functions. Adds a bucket to monitor performance. For more information, see The bucket Parameter.


PathCheck fn="find-links" disable="sh" dir="/foreign-dir"

PathCheck fn="find-links" disable="so" dir="public_html"

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