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From Jamie Furtner <>
Subject RE: how to users let know application server is down
Date Wed, 08 Jan 2003 19:33:18 GMT
Use the Apache directive ErrorDocument. mod_jk throws a 500 error when it is
unable to connect to Tomcat, so a statement like

ErrorDocument 500 /unavailable.html

works to show a plain HTML page from Apache's document root when Tomcat is

When Tomcat throws a 500 error(eg. due to an exception), this page is not
used and Tomcat displays its HTTP error page with details.

Jamie Furtner

-----Original Message-----
From: Venkat Reddy Valluri []
Sent: January 8, 2003 12:24 PM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: how to users let know application server is down

   I want to let users know thru html page saying that "application server
is down", when tomcat is down (here apache is connecting to  tomcat thru

Any help gr8ly appreciated

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