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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?

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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
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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. boran.com/security/webserver_practices.html pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,11525,00.asp. You may also want to keep your eyes on advisories such as this one from Rapid7 rapid7.com/security-center/advisories/R7-0033.jsp –  simeonboxco May 10 '11 at 7:38

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