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From "Martin Gainty" <>
Subject Re: Possible to send 503 status over JK?
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2006 16:00:58 GMT
If you dont mind handling this programmatically..check out this Filter for 503 errors
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick G" <>
To: "'Tomcat Users List'" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 11:21 AM
Subject: Possible to send 503 status over JK?

> Hi All,
>  I saw a similar question asked a while back about using a custom 503
> errorpage, but never saw an answer.  I'm looking to, if a page is requested
> for a webapp that has been stopped, instead of returning the canned Tomcat
> 503 Error page, to have it return a 503 status code instead so that you can
> have Apache handle it and show a custom (pretty) error page.  
>  It seems like on a 503, Tomcat generates its own 503 page and returns
> status 200 so Apache doesn't know it needs to do something.  Some one please
> correct me if I'm wrong and/or there is an easy solution to this.
> Otherwise, anyone familiar or have a link with the standard processing
> pipeline in tomcat 5.5.x and know the order of valve/filter execution that
> can point me in the right direction?
> Thanks for any help,
> Rick G
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