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From "PTS" <>
Subject Re: OT tomcat embedded 5.5 localhost alias
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2007 01:38:13 GMT
It has nothing to with Tomcat in this case.




http://AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD  (the IP address of the machine)

When it comes to accessing the web page from the machine that is hosting the 

The above is not exactly correct when it comes to things like firewalls and 
such. So please no lectures on this.

The first two only work from the machine to itself.

The third will work from any machine that can connect to the host via a 

Now in order to use http://myHost there must be something to convert it to 
either the second or third item above. On the Internet the DNS servers do 
this for you. For local use you either have to have a DNS server with the 
entry for myHost OR use a host file. If you find your host file and open it 
you will find the entry that makes the first example above work. If you are 
running this on someone else's machine then I am unaware of any means to do 
this without modifying their host file.

Someone on the list may have a way that I am not aware of.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alex Cheung" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 8:25 PM
Subject: tomcat embedded 5.5 localhost alias

I am using tomcat embedded 5.5 to demo a web application on cd.

I can't figure out how to change the URL string 
fromhttp://localhost:8080/..... to http://myHost:8080/......

addAlias and setHostName dont seem to work.

following are my host creation code:

        // set Engine properties        baseEngineName = name + "Engine"; 
hostName       = name + "Host";
        //set host        // ** host name doesnt seem to change the url ** 
baseHost = embedded.createHost(hostName, WEBAPPS); 
baseHost.addAlias("myHost");        baseEngine.addChild(baseHost);

Please tell me how to change the default localhost URL string or point me in 
the right direction.
(i searched google and came up empty)

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