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error running servlets using tomcat

anubha goel

Joined: Jul 06, 2007
Posts: 22
i am coming across a problem i am unable to run servlets n JSP using tomcat,eventhough i had successfully run both(servlets n jsp)before but now they are not running.i have not made any changes in anything...infact the homepage of tomcat server http://localhost:8080/
is not opening,its diaplaying error-404,whenever i try to fetch it.

please help me out....

Thanks in advance.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
Are there any error messages in the catalina.out file in the "logs" directory?
anubha goel

Joined: Jul 06, 2007
Posts: 22
no there are no errors....

Thanks and Regards,
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Is Tomcat running?

Who's 404 page are you seeing; Tomcat's or the default 'Friendly Error' page that MSIE displays instead of the actual server error?

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William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13037
My guess is that Tomcat is not actually running due to some startup error. What method are you using to start Tomcat?

Assuming windows - can you see a Java process in the Windows Task Manager?

anubha goel

Joined: Jul 06, 2007
Posts: 22
thanks a lot..
my problem got solved as there was some startup error.
i just restarted tomcat through console after shutting down all releated aplications and it worked...

Thanks & Regards,
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