unable to copy dot prefixed files to Apache powered WebDAV shares - Siteminder is the culprit

Ali, Saqib docbook.xml at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 03:10:26 UTC 2007

so i found the culprit for this mysterious  behavior - it is the
Siteminder module. If I disable the Siteminder module then I can
read/write files that have a filename prefixed with a dot (e.g: .temp
.pine etc)

However I don't know how to resolve the issue without disabling the
siteminder module

Any siteminder employee/guru on the list?


Siteminder is the culprit

On 9/29/07, Ali, Saqib <docbook.xml at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am running Apache/2.0.52  on RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.0. I have
> WebDAV enabled on certain directories and I am able to read/write
> regular files in the WebDAV shares.
> However if I try to upload a file that has a filename prefixed with a
> dot (e.g: .temp .pine etc) the upload fails. And I just get a 500
> error in the access logs and no info in the error logs.
> Has anyone experienced this issue?
> Thanks
> saqib
> http://security-basics.blogspot.com/


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