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From Christopher Schultz <>
Subject Re: Tomcat Not An App Server
Date Thu, 13 Jul 2006 20:05:43 GMT

> I know that Tomcat is not really an App Server like JBoss etc... 

Some may argue with me, but I would consider Tomcat an app server. JBoss
happens to be an EJB container as well as a servlet container (and
provides some other services as well), while Tomcat provides only the
servlet container and some directory services.

> However, if I had a component that was not a web application and I
> wanted to start it inside tomcat how could I do that ?

> Is there some configuration file I would need to add something to in 
> order to have a component started and would I need to implement some
> Tomcat interface to do it?

What do you want to run inside of Tomcat that is not a web application?
Tomcat is basically a web application container, so I'm not sure what
else you'd want to run.


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