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Which Server to Use

Sue Pillai
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I wanted to write a small password authetication servlet. I am going to do it for the first time and would greatly appreciate inputs on what to download as the server. I downloaded the J2EE 1.4SDK and tried using the appl server, but it wouldn't start (although I set the path). Can somebody suggest a server to download please. Thanks


SCJP 1.2
Jeroen Wenting
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Tomcat 5 or Orion 2 would be good.
Both are simple to use, highly compliant to the official specs, and free (Orion does carry a fee for commercial deployment but non-commercial, educational, and development work is free).


Sue Pillai
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Thanks that was the quickest response ever!! I'll try my hand at tomcat
Sue Pillai
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okay, now i am confused.

check this link


I am using the windows xp home edition. which among the tomcat 5.5.7 list do i download?

[ February 09, 2005: Message edited by: Sue Pillai ]
James Carman
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You can download the EXE file if you want. That is the most user friendly version for Windows. It places links in your start menu for starting/stopping your Tomcat instance. That's probably your best option, especially if you're a novice.

James Carman, President<br />Carman Consulting, Inc.
Fisher Daniel
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You can also using Resin Application Server

Consider Paul's rocket mass heater.
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