I am trying to access a mckoi database using tomcat through a servlet. At this point it seems to be failing just on the JDBCDriver getting a classnotfoundexception. This is quite odd as it is not a simple pathing problem as my old accessing a database through an application programs work fine. Even more odd the error file comes as a type called "file" called ShowDeptServlet or ShowDeptServleta4bc9243 with a screen of errors that start with the aforementioned one and then org.apache.catalina.* many errors. Not sure what to do at this point, help! P.S. If you have Instant Java Servlets by Phil Hanna it is on page 84.