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Tomcat url redirect problem

Ankush Bhargava

Joined: Dec 03, 2004
Posts: 19
I am using httpd with tomcat and mod_jk

My webapp url is something like:
- which picks up the JSP from /home/webapps/myapp

But when someone else a url such as
http://localhost:8080/myapp/assets/1.gif, or
- I want tomcat to retrieve the gif from a different directory on the server -
/usr/share/my_images/1.gif and

To do this, i created a file called myapp#assets.xml, and placed it in
The content of myapp#assets.xml are -
<Context docbase="/usr/share/my_images/" path="/assets/*"></Context>

But this is not working, and the server just does not find http://localhost:8080/myapp/assets/1.gif.
What am i doing wrong?
Travis Hein
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Joined: Jun 06, 2006
Posts: 161
This sounds like the JKAutoAlias apache directive for mod_jk.. see also :

i think when you set up the assets like that, to mean that mod_jk would allow apache to fetch the files instead of invoking tomcat, that you no longer can hit tomcat (e.g. you said going to ..:8080/....gif wasn't working.. So, wouldn't that be the direct to tomcat mode,

does, going through apache localhost:80/myapp/assets/... work ?

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Ankush Bhargava

Joined: Dec 03, 2004
Posts: 19

Eventually what i ended up doing is -
1. unmount the folder

2. create alias in httpd to redirect urls to the specific directory

This seems to work :-)
I agree. Here's the link:
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