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swetha muthyapu

Joined: Apr 04, 2009
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Hi I have JDk 1.3 and Apache Tomcat 4.0in my system.When i try to start the server i get the following already in use
I have checked that Tomcat server is listening at port 8080 and no other application is using this port.Can someone suggest what to do?
Bear Bibeault
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Please be sure to ask Tomcat questions in the Tomcat forum. I have moved this post there for you.

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Bear Bibeault
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The most likely reason is that Tomcat is already running.
Balu Sadhasivam
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Joined: Jan 01, 2009
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If you are not sure other applications use 8080 port , May be try changing the port no in "server.xml" and see if it works.
Kees Jan Koster
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 251
Dear swetha,

Please post the entire stack trace for us to look at, not your interpretation of it. The stack trace may reveal things that you have overlooked.

(as an aside and unrelated to your problem, Java 1.3 and Tomcat 4 are really, really old. Both EOSL. Please upgrade)

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