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From John Turner <tomcat-u...@johnturner.com>
Subject Re: Tomcat 4.1, Standalone, Port 80, Coyote
Date Mon, 14 Apr 2003 16:42:13 GMT

You have to be root (super user) to bind an application to port 80 in the 
UNIX and Linux worlds.  Any user can bind an application to a port number 
higher than 1024.

John

On Mon, 14 Apr 2003 09:35:48 -0700 (PDT), Dan Tarkenton 
<tark_tomcat@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello all. I have configured Tomcat 4.1 to act as a standalone and to 
> handle requests submitted through port 80 on win2k pro platform.  This 
> was obviously quite simple to do by editing the server.xml file.  I 
> simply changed the standalone Service's Coyote Connector port from 8080 
> to 80.  Pretty simple. <Connector 
> className="org.apache.coyote.tomcat4.CoyoteConnector" port="80" 
> minProcessors="5" maxProcessors="75" enableLookups="true" 
> redirectPort="8443" acceptCount="100" debug="0" connectionTimeout="20000" 
> useURIValidationHack="false" disableUploadTimeout="true" />  However, I 
> tried to recreate this setup on Redhat 8.0.  When I try to access 
> http://localhost/foo, I receive a "connection refused message".  I did 
> not get this before on the linux machine when I had the port set to 8080 
> (and I accessed http://localhost:8080/foo).  I noticed that once I had 
> the port set to 80, and tried to start tomcat, that there were error 
> messages in the catalina.out log file.  Basically the error stated 
> "SEVERE: Error Initializing endpoint.  java.net.BindException:  
> Permission Denied:80"  This would explain why I am getting "connection 
> refused" messages in my browser. What do I have to do to get tomcat to 
> bind to port 80?  There must be some conflict.  I have apache installed, 
> but it is not running.  Perhaps apache has some lock or bind to port 80 
> somewhere? I'm lost here in the linux world.  Any help would be greatly 
> appreciated.   Thanks.
>
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