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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Minimal server.xml
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2003 13:55:35 GMT

Thanks for the feedback.  I will add the AJP port 8009 connector for compatibility.  I've
taken out the Logger.  See current version here:

Additional documentation is always welcome (outside this file).  Please discuss and develop
them on the user list, and once finalized we'll get them into CVS.  Thanks,

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dan Johnsson []
>Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 8:53 AM
>To: Tomcat Developers List
>Subject: Re: Minimal server.xml
>On logging:
>The suggested server-minimal.xml does only contain a Logging-tag that
>makes no use of the special features (thus only logging to catalina.out,
>making the tag redundant, nicht Wahr?).
>To compensate for the lack of "out of the box" features, we should add
>brief HOW-TO:s. I volunteer to do one on e g logging.
>Bob Herrmann wrote:
>> 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.
>> Cheers,
>> -bob
>> On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 07:43, Remy Maucherat wrote:
>>>Dan Johnsson wrote:
>>>>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
>>>We would need a realm as well.
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