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From "Steven J. Owens" <>
Subject Re: Configuration Management, JSP Recompiles, War Files
Date Sat, 06 Nov 2004 08:26:48 GMT
On Sat, Nov 06, 2004 at 03:20:46AM -0500, Steven J. Owens wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 09:15:41AM -0400, Shapira, Yoav wrote:
> > >     If I understand correctly, WAR file is just a glorified JAR file,
> > >which in turn is just a glorified tar file.  So unless you're
> > >unjarring it, editing the config file and rejarring it, you can't
> > >really muck with the config settings inside it.  How/where do people
> > >normally keep the configuration variables for the webapp?
> > 
> > You might want to read up the Servlet Spec's section on resource-ref and
> > env-entry refs. These provide a way for you to keep one WAR and edit
> > server.xml (or another server-specific, outside-your-WAR configuration
> > file) to modify configuration information.  Your understanding above is
> > incomplete.
>      So the standard practice is to put all of your configuration
> variables in server.xml and reboot the server if you need to change
> the configuration?

     Ah, your further comments in "RE: discussion on webapp reload in
production" indicates that restarting tomcat for changes is indeed
standard practice.  Okay.

     Is there a HOWTO or tutorial anywhere on running an ASP style
setup (er, that's application service provider, not the other ASP)
with multiple apps, using tomcat?  More of a "standard practices" sort
of thing, though how-to/tutorials for specific aspects would also be

Steven J. Owens

"I'm going to make broad, sweeping generalizations and strong,
 declarative statements, because otherwise I'll be here all night and
 this document will be four times longer and much less fun to read.
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