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From Caroline Jen <>
Subject Tomcat 5.0.27 Set Up Problem
Date Mon, 30 Aug 2004 16:03:37 GMT
I have downloaded the Tomcat 5.0.27 on the Windows XP
(I have JDK installed OKay and tested). I am able to
start the server; however I got HTTP Status 404 error.

I primarily followed Marty's Hall's instruction for
configuration at the web site

Nonetheless, I think his instruction is sort of out of
date. Here is what I have done:

1. (done) downloaded and unzipped

2. (problem) Marty Hall says "To enable it, uncomment
the following line in the
<Context path="" docBase="ROOT" debug="0"/>

But, I do not find <Context path="" docBase="ROOT"
in the server.xml. I installed the Tomcal 4.1.18
before, the 
<Context ... > tag was there.

3. (done) I have followed Marty Hall's instruction and
enabled the invoker servlet by uncommenting the
following servlet-mapping element in


4. (problem) Marty Hall says to "turn on servlet
reloading" by insert the following line: 
<DefaultContext reloadable="true"/>

just below the comment "<!-- Define properties for
each web application. This is only needed if you want
to set non-default properties, or have web application
document roots in places other than the virtual host's
directory. -->

I DO NOT FIND that comment in the
C:\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.27\conf\server.xml anymore!

5. (done) set the JAVA_HOME variable

6. (not necessary) change DOS memory settings: If you
use an older version of Windows, you may also have to
change the DOS memory settings for the startup and
shutdown scripts.

I am using the Windows XP; therefore, I do not think
that I have to change DOS memeroy settings.

7. I edited C:\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.27\bin\catalina.bat
and inserted the following after the first set of

if not "%JAVA_HOME%" == "" goto gotJavaHome
set JAVA_HOME=C:\j2sdk1.4.0_02

8. (done) The "Automatically detect settings" checkbox
in IExplorer Connections is unchecked.

9. (problem) Internet Explorer --> Tools --> Internet
Options -->
Connections --> Lan Settings --> check the box of 
Bypass proxy server for local addresses 

The Bypass proxy server for local addresses is grayed
out, I cannot check the box.

Please advise what I have missed in the configurtion
process. I appreciate your help.

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