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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: tomcat ROOT
Date Wed, 08 Oct 2008 00:41:14 GMT
Johnny Kewl wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rusty Wright" <>
> To: "Markus Lord" <>; "Tomcat Users List" 
> <>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 11:31 PM
> Subject: Re: tomcat ROOT
>> Hi Markus, did you ever figure this out?  I was looking in the 
>> archives of the tomcat mailing list and saw your query but it didn't 
>> seem to me that anyone answered it fully, at least not for me.
>> I figured out that I could remove/rename the webapps/ROOT directory 
>> and deploy my war file as ROOT.war and then it would replace tomcat's 
>> web page at but I also have apache in front of 
>> tomcat and I don't understand how to set up the jkmount in my 
>> httpd.conf file to map apache's root to tomcat's root.
> Yes renaming a webapp to ROOT with a empty context path, makes it run as 
> the root...
> Then...
> JkMount /  worker1
> Should make apache send it to your tomcat root

My naive question then would be : why keep Apache in front of Tomcat, if 
you are redirecting/proxying everything anyway ?

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