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bernard savary
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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
Posts: 91
Hi Ranchers,
I just dowloaded tomcat 5.5 and unzipped it in my c rive . I already have jdk5 . so I just set the catalina_home and java_home and ran the statup cmd . Followin msg displayed:
Using CATALINA_BASE: C:\tomcat
Using CATALINA_HOME: C:\tomcat
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: C:\tomcat\temp
Using JRE_HOME: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk5
Then a new cmd window was diaplyed the last line of which says teh server started:Feb 25, 2008 10:26:49 PM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina start
INFO: Server startup in 1469 ms
But when I acccess the home page
http://localhost:8080/ unfortunately nothin is displayed .I have tried to stop & start again but smae result !Apprciate some help . I am using windows XP in my home PC and there is no firwall or anything . is there any setting on the browser to resolve the localhost ?
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

It sounds like it's running.

Also take a look at the log files under tomcat/logs to see if anything is blowing up.

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Arvind Mishra

Joined: Jul 04, 2007
Posts: 28
Can you check your webapps folder inside tomcat , is there ROOT application present ? Else you need to post the logs , then only situation will be more clear.

Regards<br />Arvind Mishra<br />SCJP<br />SCWCD<br />IBM SOA Associate
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