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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: Tomcatx.x and vista
Date Mon, 17 Nov 2008 15:38:51 GMT
Thanks, that's a great reference.
Who would think of looking for "friendly error messages" ?
I guess MS must have had enough flak about that themselves, if they 
provide ways to turn it off in the client *and* in the IIS server.
Now the only thing left to do is to provide a way to turn this off in 
Apache and Tomcat, and all the other webservers out there.

Serge Fonville wrote:
> Use
> <> to
> disable these great pages ;-)
> Regards,
> Serge Fonville
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 3:54 PM, André Warnier <> wrote:
>> Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
>>> From: Chuck Hodge []
>>>> Subject: Re: Tomcatx.x and vista
>>>> Have not made any changes to server.xml.
>>> Tomcat normally listens to HTTP requests on port 8080, and AJP requests
>>> (from IIS or httpd) on port 8009.  If you have IIS configured to listen on
>>> port 8080, then Tomcat will not be able to start.  If IIS is listening on
>>> port 80 (its default), then requests to 8080 should go straight to Tomcat;
>>> IIS is not involved.
>>> So what is your setup really?
>>>  The message appears as the only content of index.html. It
>>>> is probably just an error response by IIS.
>>> It's certainly not coming from Tomcat.
>>> Try taking IIS out of the game while setting up Tomcat.  Once you have
>>> Tomcat running properly standalone, then try configuring IIS to work with
>>> it.  (Or, if you're not using IIS for something else, configure Tomcat to
>>> use port 80 for HTTP and don't bother running IIS at all.)
>>> Also check to make sure the Vista firewall or other network protection
>>> isn't messing things up.
>>>  Additional info :
>> Internet Explorer has a detestable habit (among many others) : for some
>> HTTP errors, if the error page sent back by the server is below a certain
>> number of bytes (it varies according to the error code), IE will substitute
>> its own error page.
>> Which makes it all the more difficult to see where the error is coming
>> from.
>> I do not know of a way to disable this in IE, but if you make sure that the
>> error pages on the server are at least 1025 bytes in size, they will get
>> displayed.
>> Unfortunately, I don't know off-hand where the standard Tomcat error pages
>> are located.
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