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From Bob Herrmann <>
Subject Re: Minimal server.xml
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2003 12:55:18 GMT

I am +1 on this as well.

Again, I recommend removing the Logging tag.  Tomcat's ability to log to
many different places (Rolling logs for each web applications, etc...)
is a good thing for an enterprise product, but most newbies just want to
see the stack trace that corresponds with an error page they just saw. 
Without any Logging tags, all messages go to catalina.out just like the
start up message says.


On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 07:43, Remy Maucherat wrote:
> Dan Johnsson wrote:
> > +1
> > 
> > I would even suggest distribute something like this as the ordinary 
> > server.xml, and rename the other as server-examples.xml.
> > 
> > Why? I do most of my tomcat-work with "initial" users, i e either 
> > students taking classes or people doing their first installation. They 
> > are not helped by the "rich" server.xml as they do not yet grasp all the 
> > concepts. To them it would be a lot better to start with a small 
> > server.xml and then add features as they understand them.
> > 
> > And the power-users? Well, they usually think the server.xml is 
> > cluttered with all those examples they already understand.
> > 
> > So examples are great, but I think they should be elsewhere than in the 
> > production config file.
> This does sound like vallid points.
> However, we would have to add an AJP connector to the mix so that the 
> "minimal" config is out of the box compatible with the current default 
> config.
> We would need a realm as well.
> Rémy
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