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This is probably a very silly question, but I would like to make sure... Can a directory under public_html (running linux / apache) named system cause any vulnerability issues?

Thank you

EDIT: or conflicts with actual system directories?

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If your server is secured, file name at that level should not be a security risk. I am not aware of any conflict by filename at public_html directory.

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Hi, what do you consider "secured" ? – Spiros May 3 '11 at 13:51
I'm not a guru on this topic, but u may want to check out some security best practices on this topic. They basically protect against most vulnerabilities.,2817,11525,00.asp. You may also want to keep your eyes on advisories such as this one from Rapid7 – simeonboxco May 10 '11 at 7:38

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