I am trying to set up my environment to do the java tutorial on servlets. I have done the following: 1. downloaded, unzipped and installed tomcat 3.2 & apache 2. downloaded the mod_jk.dll and put it in apache module directory 3. changed my classpath to include the servlets.jar 4. set environment variables for TOMCAT_HOME & JAVA_HOME in autoexec: set TOMCAT_HOME=C:\jakarta\tomcat set JAVA_HOME=C:\jdk1.2.2 5. in httpd.conf - Include \jakarta\tomcat\conf\mod_jk.conf-auto then I try to run by: 1. start tomcat - works. 2. start apache - says mod_jk running or similar. 3. enter http://localhost:8080/bookstore (bookstore.war in webapps dir of tomcat) 4. I get to the bookstore.html page and trouble begins. If apache is running I get a 404 error trying to "start shopping" which I think starts the catalog servlet. If apache is not running and tomcat is doing the work, the page comes up but after a long time, and tomcat window logs an IOException ( Socket write error ). It might be worth noting also, that tomcat is the homepage even when apache is running, I don't know if that is right or not? Has anyone run into similar problem? I searched java.sun but all requests like this receive 0 reply. thanks in advance.