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httpd.conf question

Alex Kravets
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Joined: Jan 24, 2001
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I am not sure where this question suppose to go, I thought this would be the most appopriate place.
How should I modify my httpd.conf file in Apache server in order to run index.jsp files directly from subdirectories? So, if I have file in http://localhost/test/index.jsp, I can type in browser http://localhost/test instead of http://localhost/test/index.jsp.

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Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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Actually, the most appropriate place to ask would be the Apache/Tomcat forum.
Setting up httpd.conf isn't going to help you. Apache can't serve JSPs - unless you idea of "serving" is to return the raw JSP text rather than to execute it!
Instead you have to set up a pipeline so that JSP requests get forwarded to a JSP server such as Tomcat. Which is a lot more difficult than it ought to be - there are probably about 5 different ways to set this mechanism up and at any given time, the one I want always seems to be underdocumented or broken.
Start by reading the "Tomcat-Apache HOWTO" for the version of Tomcat you're interested in. If you're not familiar with Tomcat (or a similar server such as Jetty), you'll need to learn.

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