I seem to be able to start up Tomcat okay, but my browser does not seem to access the default Tomcat home page, or any other servlet classes. Note that I am a beginner in Web technology. I have installed and tested Tomcat 4.0.1 on Win 2000Prof with the following procedure:- 1)Installed JDK1.4 on my machine 2)Installed the Jakarta-tomcat-4.0.1.exe files to directory called d:\Tomcat 3)Set the environment variable CATALINA_HOME to d:\Tomcat 4)Set the JAVA_HOME variable to d:\j2sdk1.4.0 5)Changed the classpath to include d:\Tomcat\common\lib\servlet.jar 6)Opened up a DOS prompt and gone to d:\Tomcat\bin 7)Typed echo %JAVA_HOME% and echo %CATALINA_HOME% to check the variables are correctly set 8)Typed the command startup which starts Tomcat in a separate window 9)I open my Internet Explorer 5 browser 10)I type in http://localhost:8080 11)Instead of getting the default Tomcat page I get a page similar to the following:- Index of NameLast modifiedSize public/ sys/ Xdbconfig.xml 12)When I add any other input to the url in 10) above such as http://localhost:8080/index.html as directed in a Wrox text book, my browser prompts me to connect 13)After connecting the lower right hand side of my browser shows that I am on a local intranet, but all that comes up is a “Page cannot be found error” 14)I have tried the SCWCD Manning book examples by doing the following :- Tomcat\webapps\chapter01\WEBINF\classes\HelloWorldServlet.class 15)After restarting Tomcat I try to type in http://localhost:8080/chapter01/servlet/HelloWorldServlet 16)Again my browser asks me to connect so I do 17)Once connected I again get a “Page cannot be found error” Other queries/info which may relate in solving the above:- 1)I don’t know if this is related but when I shutdown a java.net.Connection error is shown on my screen with a large stack trace that goes through from top to bottom as follows:- java.net.PlainSocketImp, java.net.Socket, org.apache.catalina.startup, org.apache.catalina.execute org.apache.catalina.process sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl, sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImp.invoke() java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke() org.apache.catalina.startup.main() 2)Furthermore, I don’t know if this is of any significance, but I have previously installed Oracle9i on my computer which automatically installed what appears to be Apache HTTP server. Could this be causing some sort of conflict? I have been tearing my hair out trying to solve this problem. Any help would be very much appreciated.
Http from Oracle sure might have caused the problem you are facing. i suggest you reinstall Tomcat again. And stop the HTTP Server that might have been runnig as windows starts. And Start your Tomcat. Try http://localhost:8080, should work. good luck.
Joined: Aug 27, 2002
How do I disable the Oracle HTTP server? Could it be that this server is operating on the 8080 port? How can I change / check ports on the Oracle HTTP server and the Tomcat server? Also what does does the index page at 11) in my original query mean - does any of it look familiar? Thanks for your help, Con
Joined: Aug 06, 2002
If your OS is Windows 2000, you can stop Oracle HTTP like following: control panel-->Administrative Tools-->Service then you can get it start manually instead of when it start as Windows starts. You can stop it. hope it helps.
Hi there, If stopping the Oracle Apache HTTP server hasn't solved your problems, I'd advise changing the port Tomcat listens on to a port you know no other service is using (say, 8000). You do this in the server.xml file found in the conf folder within your tomcat home directory. Make a copy of the server.xml file before you do this just in case! You're looking for the comment: <!-- Define a non-SSL Coyote HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8080 --> <Connector className= "... port="8080"... /> Change the port number in this connector className line to the port you want instead (8000?). Obviously now when you're accessing servlets you must use URL http://localhost:8000/.../... If you're still having no luck after this, there's a chapter from a book called "More Servlets and JSP" available online at www.moreservlets.com. Click on the link "Using Tomcat 4" which will guide you through setting up Tomcat properly - it's brilliant!! Hope this helps.