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From "Martin van den Bemt" <>
Subject RE: Tomcat in a Hosted Environment
Date Wed, 30 May 2001 21:44:21 GMT
Probably not a solution for you, but giving it anyway :

Run for everyone a seperate tomcat on a different portnumber (we use this
for our developers..). The urls already look horrible, so the port number
shouldn't be an issue. The question is if you want a huge range of
portnumbers open (we have 4 for each installation : apache 1, apache + ssl
1, tomcat standalone 1, tomcat with apache 1). Just an idea..

Tomcat 4 is much better in achieving what you want, but this is not final
yet and cannot go final if the new servlet /jsp spec is not final..


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Trent []
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 6:28 PM
Subject: Tomcat in a Hosted Environment

I am in the process of making a proposal to my web hosting service to
include Tomcat (basically so I can use Struts).  They are an NT shop but are
ammenable to suggestions.  Here are basically the requirements:

The directory structure of accounts look something like this:

(1) I would like to see the service allow me to deploy a webapp WAR file to
my user account under one of my domains.

(2) Once I deploy, I'd like to have the changes immediately take affect on
my site without affecting other user accounts.

(3) My context and class path should only pertain to me.

I believe accomplishing (1) & (3) are trivial.  However, I have limited
ideas on how (2) can be accomplished.  The only solution I can think of is
writing some simple scripts that performs JNI or JMQ (or some other
messaging scheme) that talks to an administrative unit that does the work of
starting/stopping my instance of tomcat.  Any thoughts on this?

Also, I'd to keep the system as autonomous as possible so that as new user
accounts and user account domains come into the picture, no other
configuration files need updating.

So tell me, is this all a pipe dream or do people think this can be

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