Hi Gregg, Donno if this is kinda intrusion but I am running into errors with the same issue. need your help. I am using struts 1.1/tomcat 4.0/oracle 8.1.7. This oracle is on a remote machine. I have a login page. Entering the values in this will check the DB and produce the result(general way ) I am using DataSource. The problem is after I enter the values, and submit them, I get an error page saying " HTTP Status 503 - Servlet action is currently unavailable type Status report message Servlet action is currently unavailable description The requested service (Servlet action is currently unavailable) is not currently available. I cannot track down why I get this error. I have all the classpath set in my local machine.(pointing to struts*.jar, rt.jar etc). Is this because my DB is located remotely? Do I need to add up any parameters for this? I have the DB info stored in struts-config.xml. Also, I connect to the DB through VPN. Please help me out. Padma.