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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 5 with JSVC
Date Tue, 27 Jan 2004 14:12:02 GMT
Vitor Buitoni wrote:
> I would like to know what's the advantage of running Tomcat 5 as a 
> deamon with jsvc.
> Currently i start tomcat with the default startup script, by putting it 
> in the inittab with the respawn option, so when somebody stops tomcat or 
> tomcat crashes, tomcat is started again.

The main advantage is if you want to run the HTTP connector, on port 80 
(or any priviledged port): you can run Tomcat without root for more 
You can also send signals, but it's more a cosmetic thing.

> Acting this way, tomcat "seems" to run like a deamon, but i know that 
> actually it's not. Running it with jsvc would make it run really like a 
> deamon.
> In this case, what is the advantage of running tomcat using jsvc (as a 
> deamon) instead of running it with the default startup script (non-deamon)?

Rémy Maucherat
Developer & Consultant
JBoss Group (Europe) SàRL

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