This week's book giveaway is in the General Computing forum. We're giving away four copies of Arduino in Action and have Martin Evans, Joshua Noble, and Jordan Hochenbaum on-line! See this thread for details.
There are several references to CATALINA_BASE in the tomcat-docs section of your Tomcat installation. cgi-howto.html class-loader-howto.html and a whole bunch of other howto.html files mention it. Bill