I am using the Tomcat 5.0.28. I have two browsers: Netscape and IE. I have been testing my JavaServer Faces (JSF) applications.
I put JSF example war files (I tested many examples) under the webapps directory, started my Tomcat, and typed http://localhost:7001/XXXXX in the browser's address bar. All those applications worked fine.
I then put the Exadel plug-in in my Eclipse (The Exadel is an IDE that supports the development of JSF.). I was able to launch the Tomcat within the Eclipse and deploy some other JSF example applications. Things worked.
I did not run any application for a few weeks.
Today, I lauched the Tomcat (no problem). I wanted to re-test those JSF examples that are under the webapps directory to refresh my memory. After I typed http://localhost:7001/XXXXXX in the Netscape's address bar, I got an alert: The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost:7001. I also typed http://localhost:7001/XXXXX in the IE's address bar, the message is that the web site cannot be found.
What is going on? What could go wrong? Nevertheless, I am still able to launch the Tomcat within the Eclipse and test some JSF examples.