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From "Turner, John" <>
Subject RE: Strange differences in Apache/Tomcat configuration
Date Tue, 08 Oct 2002 17:54:43 GMT

As an aside, what happens if you try and access ?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kent Perrier []
> Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 1:47 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: Strange differences in Apache/Tomcat configuration
> On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 04:18:25PM -0400, Turner, John wrote:
> > 
> > Sorry, I'm fresh out of ideas.  It sure sounds like a 
> permissions issue to
> > me, but I can't say for sure without investigation.
> > 
> > Let us know what it was when you get it resolved.
> I don't have this solved, yet, but I am working on it.  Here 
> is what I 
> have done.  I first tryed to access the tomcat instance with 
> lynx locally
> on my remote server.  I am getting a strange error here as 
> well.  When I
> attempt to go to http://localhost:8080/examples I get this error with
> lynx: Alert! HTTP/1.1 400 No Host matches server name localhost 
> At first I thought that this might me an issue with iptables, 
> but running
> /etc/init.d/iptables stop has had no effect, which I did not 
> think it would,
> but I wanted to make sure.
> Checking on my local sandbox, I see the same behavior with 
> lynx, so I am 
> getting puzzled.  I do see that the DNS servers, that I have 0 control
> over does not resolve localhost to  Why the machine is not
> going to the hosts file first, I don't know.  My /etc/nsswitch.conf
> file has hosts:      files dns in it so it should go to the 
> hosts file.
> Oh well, the admin is the DNS server check into to.  Does anyone know
> that if DNS is not operating correctly is there problems with Tomcat?
> In order to move forward, I edited the server.xml file and removed the
> address="localhost" from the connector defination for port 8080, but I
> still cannot access /examples or /tomcat-docs...  The HTML returned
> to my browser is: <html><body></body></html>  Doing a tcpdump
> on port 8080 and looking in the packets I see that I am getting the
> save server error 400 No host matches server name error.  Right now
> I am assuming that this is a issue with the, IMO, misconfiguration
> of the DNS server.  
> While I have not done an archive search on DNS issues with Tomcat, is
> there a known issue with this?
> Kent
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