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Redirecting The Request

Rakesh Jhamb
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Joined: Jun 18, 2003
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I have written a servlet that forwards the request to some other page using sendRedirect() and Location header . The servlet is properly written as mentioned in the book. Now i just want to know that suppose :-
I want that any request to should get redirected to, then how my servlet will get invoked. i.e. users will be using which will open and not my servlet, how can i get my servlet invoked from

R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5374
you can set default page of your to the servlet which will redirect it to
you can set 404 error to the same servlet so any request for will also be directed to
But why do you want to take so much pain ? You[your service provider] can simply point both URL to single IP address.

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