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Web Application Deployment module A652
Tomcat -Sourcing, Installing and Initial Testing
Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module A652. This topic is presented on public courses Deploying Apache and Tomcat, Deploying Java Applications on Linux / Unix

Tomcat is a container in which you can run Servlets and JSPs on a Web Server. This module covers the sourcing, installation and initial testing of Tomcat.

Related technical and longer articles
Running SSI (Server Side Include) scripts in Apache Tomcat
Running CGI scripts in Apache Tomcat

Articles and tips on this subjectupdated
3819Packing a tar, jar or war file - best practise
Scenario - a contact emails you a [tjw]ar file containing - let's say - 20 files within it. You unpack it in a directory that already has 15 files in it ... and you end up with 30 file. Hmm - not what you might have expected; you were expecting 35 files in total. What went wrong? Five of the files ...
2088Changing the 404 - file not found - page in Tomcat
If you're running an Apache Tomcat web server, how do you customise your error documents? Add an <error-page> tag set into your web.xml file To change this: into this: I added the following to by web.xml: <error-page> <error-code>404</error-code> <location>/broken.html</location> </error-page> and ...
1550Java (JSP and Servlet examples) live on our server
On our Java Programming for the Web and Deploying Apache httpd and Tomcat courses, we provide a ready-written demonstration that includes simple web pages, a basic JSP, JSPs with tag libraries, and a couple of Servlets - with some calling up data from a MySQL database. I have uploaded the examples so ...
1049Java 6, Apache Tomcat 6.
I greet new releases of software that we teach with a joy that the software is moving forward, but with an element of trepidation - "what's changed" I wonder. Although programming languages rarely change in that they render the old code incompatible, thre are often changes in default configuration ...
837Tomcat - Shutdown port
On a new installation of Tomcat (default config files), you'll notice that your server.xml file is set up with a shutdown port of 8005, and shutdown="SHUTDOWN". What does this mean? It means that anyone who contacts the server locally on port 8005 and send it the words SHUTDOWN can cause Tomcat to ...
Examples from our training material
server.course.xml   Cut down server.xml file, from a course practical
tomcat-users.course.xml   tomcat-users.xml file, modified on a training course
web.course.xml   web.xml, as cut down / modified during a training course
Integration of Tomcat into Linux
Background information
Some modules are available for download as a sample of our material or under an Open Training Notes License for free download from [here].
Topics covered in this module
Sources of Tomcat.
Prerequisite - Java Software Development Kit.
Downloading J2SDK.
Installing J2SDK.
Testing J2SDK.
Download and install (of Tomcat) from, binary.
Under Windows.
Download and install from, source.
Pre-requisite - Ant.
Starting and initial testing of Tomcat from
Under Linux and Unix.
Under Windows.
Using SunŐs Web Server DeveloperŐs Pack.
Installing Tomcat when downloaded from
Initial testing of Tomcat.
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