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Virtual host apps reload localhost app

Fedor Smirnoff
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Joined: Apr 21, 2003
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Hi, this is a weird problem and I cannot figure out why it is doing it. Running Tomcat 5.5.9 on Windows 2003 server. There are 200 sites deployed on the server, each having its own virtual host and one deployer application deployed under localhost.

What I see happening is on Tomcat startup every virtual host accesses web.xml of the localhost application as well as its own. How can it be?

My localhost application defined in server.xml like so:

<Engine defaultHost="localhost" name="Catalina">
<Host autoDeploy="true" appBase="E:\Webspace\" name="localhost">
</Host>

.....

Application has its context defined in ROOT.xml within

Tomcat\conf\Catalina\localhost\

<Context docBase="deployerEngine" path="">
<ResourceLink name="jdbc/conn" global="jdbcConn"/>
</Context>


All websites are described in server.xml:

<Host autoDeploy="false" name="site1.com" appBase="E:\Webspace\">
<Alias>www.site1.com</Alias>
</Host>

Every site has its ROOT.xml defined in Tomcat\conf\Catalina\site1.com\

<Context docBase="site1/ROOT" path="">
<ResourceLink name="jdbc/conn" global="jdbcConn"/>
</Context>


There is nothing in META-INF for any of the application, and every application has its on web.xml file.

I am lost, every time I restart Tomcat every application that has a virtual host seem to load the localhost application as well. However for sites without a virtual host, that doesnt happen. Once Tomcat started all applications work fine, the only downside is that it seem to use triple the memory compared to same 200 sites running on another server without localhost application (deployer). Any ideas? Thank you.
 
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