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From Aaron Morris <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Handling site outage gracefully
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2003 16:04:01 GMT
Well, this might work:

You probably have several URIs defined with mod_jk so that when they are 
requested, they are forworded to the tomcat server.  Say you have a 
servlet defined "/foo/bar".  Create a /foo/bar directory under your 
document root that has an index page with the custom error message you 
want displayed.  When the tomcat server goes down, the request should 
not be forwarded and the contents of the /foo/bar directory would be 
used instead.  It is worth a shot, I know this would work with WebSphere 
which is were most of my experience with java app servers comes from.

Jeremy Nix wrote:
> That was one of the things I was considering, but I wanted to create a
> directory specific error message so that each of my tomcat applications
> would have their own custom site is down page.  Is this possible, or do
> I have to rely on overriding the 404 error page?

Aaron W Morris <> (decep)

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