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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: TLS-Enabled Connector Prevents Startup
Date Tue, 07 Sep 2004 13:27:17 GMT

Is there any additional debug output in the logger, specifically a
ClassNotFoundException or a NoClassDefFoundError for a TLS-related
class?  Has the JVM you're using changed?

Yoav Shapira
Millennium Research Informatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Igor Zlatkovic []
>Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2004 10:16 AM
>Subject: TLS-Enabled Connector Prevents Startup
>Hi there.
>On one day, an otherwise perfectly functioning Tomcat stops responding
>to requests. The log file says that one of the threads received an
>OutOfMemory exception, so I restart the server. Not a big deal, it has
>happened before. But this time the server never comes up, it hangs
>Some experimentation has shown that it works again if I remove the
>TLS-enabled connector from the conf/server.xml file. I have two
>connectors there, one for HTTP, the other for HTTPS. Both worked good
>until this last crash. Now, for some mysterious reason, if the HTTPS
>connector is present, the startup of Tomcat shows the following
>   Sep 4, 2004 5:21:12 PM org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol init
>   INFO: Initializing Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http-80
>and there it stops. The port 80 is opened for listening but noone
>answers when you ring there. According to previous good starts, I
>see another two lines just like those above, related to the port 443.
>Since the container hangs just before it should have printed them, I
>commented out the TLS-enabled connector and Tomcat started.
>What else can I say? The actual port numbers don't matter, I tried
>several with the same result. TLS worked perfectly before the crash and
>the configuration hasn't changed in between. It was Tomcat 5.0.25, I
>downloaded the fresh 5.0.28 and had the same result. I installed 5.0.28
>on my workstation, copied the configuration files from the server and
>voila, everything works here. Now I have two identical installations,
>the same configuration, the same keystore, the same Java VM, and on the
>workstation I see it working, but on the server it hangs unless I
>disable the TLS connector in conf/server.xml. The weirdest thing is,
>this TLS connector has worked on that very server for several months
>now, since the 5.0.18 release. I don't know wether it matters, the
>server is a vServer, means it shares hardware with other virtual
>servers. It shouldn't matter though, because I allready had this
>configuration working there.
>Does anyone have any idea?
>Igor Zlatkovic
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