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From Dan Poirier <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: How to see/use the response when the apache server is down.
Date Thu, 09 Jul 2009 16:27:21 GMT
Chintan Kachhi <> writes:

> I am having a issue, where the following happens: I am using IBM http server as
> my front end server, and WebSphere as my application server.
> I am trying to configure httpserver config file (httpd.conf) to display a
> certain page when my application
> server is down - but that is not working. ( that is I have my http server
> running, but the actual app server is stopped). I tried setting the
> errorDocument directive within the httpd.conf file of the HTTP server to
> display some custom string text in case of 500, 501, 502 or 503 errors, but it
> does not show any of the error messages. Instead, when I try to hit a service
> on the app server, it shows something as follows:
> Failed to Connect         
> Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost:9080.  

Port 9080 is usually WebSphere.  It sounds like you're going straight to
WebSphere and not through IHS, so IHS isn't even involved.  Try going to
http://localhost instead of http://localhost:9080

Dan Poirier <>

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