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The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost:8080

 
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Hi,
when i tried to see the Tomcat Administration page by giving http://localhost:8080 in the browser ,after tomcat installation in my redhat linux machine, i am getting the following error in an alert message.


The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost:8080


what does it mean.why this error occured?please help me.I have downloaded and installed jdk1.6.0_04 in usr/java and jakarta-tomcat-5.0.28 in usr/local.

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Is Tomcat actually running, and configured to listen on port 8080?
 
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I never had worked with tomcat.how could i find whether it is running and listening to port 8080?
could you please guide me?
 
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How did you start Tomcat?
 
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I start the tomcat like ./startup.sh
 
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I am using redhat linux 4 and apache 2 and jdk 1.6.0_04.shall i uninstall the tomcat and reinstall another version.If so could anyone tell me where should i download tomcat and what are the installation instructions i have to follow?coz i am confused by looking at different installation instructions.please give me any useful link to download and install tomcat properly in my linux machine.
 
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There's no point in installing Tomcat again - you said you started the version that's installed. If you got neither error messages on the command line, nor any errors in the log files (those are generally in the TOMCAT_HOME/logs directory) then Tomcat should be running.
 
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Do you mean Fedora 4?
RedHat 4 ancient.


In any case if you ran startup.sh and didn't see errors on the screen, it should be running.
Did you read any of the logs under tomcat/logs to see if exceptions are being thrown?

The nestsat program will show you which port have something bound to them.
This is on my machine with Tomcat running on 8080:
 
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Thanks.Now i have installed apache-tomcat-5.5.26.tar.gz.Now it is working fine.sorry for using non english words
[ March 01, 2008: Message edited by: preethi Ayyappan ]
 
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