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Tomcat web app configuration error

 
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I am learning servlets and JSP using head first book. I have instole TOMCAT 5.0 and java sdk 1.4 in my system. I also set my environment JAVA_HOME and TOMCAT_HOME.
But when I try to run local host on my browser http://localhost:8080/ it produce an error �the connection was refused when attempting to connect local host: 8080�

Does any one have any suggestion to resolve this error? I appreciate in advance.

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Thats the message you would get if:
1. Tomcat is not actually running on your home system. How did you start Tomcat? Why are you sure it is still running?
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2. Tomcat is running but the HTTP port was changed from the 8080 port. Check your server.xml configuration file.

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Thank you William for your response. I start TOMCAT/bin using �startup.sh� It seemed Tomcat started up in my system.I checked conf > server XML file. I have it set up <serverport = �8005� and <connected port = �8080�. Does the server port have to be 8080 in order to run my local system? If so how can we edit XML file to change port number.


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TOMCAT-INSTALL/conf/server.xml is the file you would edit to change the port number.

A case sensitive CTRL+F search for "<Connector..." should get you right to the relevant section.
 
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Thank you for your response

I do have connector port set up 8080 on Tomcat but still when I run the local host it produce an error. Here is some of the set up on my Tomcat conf>server

<Server port="8005" shutdown="SHUTDOWN" debug="0">

<Connector port="8080" maxThreads="150" minSpareThreads="25" maxSpareThreads="75" enableLookups="false" redirectPort="8443" acceptCount="100" debug="0" connectionTimeout="20000" disableUploadTimeout="true" />

<Connector port="8080" enableLookups="false" redirectPort="8443" debug="0" protocol="AJP/1.3" />


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Why are you trying to set up two connectors that bind to the same port?
I thought you wanted to run on a port other than 8080.
 
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i am sure problem is with the port but also tomcat 5.0 runs on 1.5 so change the jdk version.
[ July 24, 2007: Message edited by: subodh gupta ]
 
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Thank you for the suggestion, Head First Servlets & JSP book suggest tomcat 5.0 and 1.4 jdk. I think the problem is on port. Does any one have any experience Tomcat 5.0 port setting to use it local machine? I just want to see http://localhost:8080/ to display tomcat welcome page. I have change both connector port 8080 on Tomcat conf>server. But server port still on �8005�

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Don't change them both to 8080.
Only one resource can bind to a port.

If you only want to see http://localhost:8080 you shouldn't change server.xml at all. That is the default port that Tomcat uses.
 
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