I've come across a roadblock where the maintainer of the Sharepoint installation has restricted access to the _vti_bin folder (i.e. denied for all users). I am using SPservices to access the GetListItems method to access content from a list to display on a page.
How effective is this method of lock down and is there a way to provide read-only access? I have requested that they provide a custom webservice that acts like this method, but I am sensing that they just don't want to make that move. Are there any alternatives?