wls 6.1sp4

WebApp in WAR format contains a servlet which loads on startup. This servlets
has to load some properties file. Currently if i have this properties file in
system classpath. Servlet is able to find. I dont want to place my properties
file in system classpath.

i tried placing in web-inf/classes and checked preferwebinf classes. But still
no luck. when servlet is loaded and trying to find the resource bundle..it is
unable to find it.

any pointers will be appreciated very much.