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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Virtual host configuration - best practise?
Date Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:12:16 GMT
hepabolu wrote:
> Hi, 
> I need to create the following situation:
> - each client uses a war (all use the same war file) with configuration
> files that are different for every client
> - each client's configuration should be addressable by a different URL, e.g.
> domainX, domainY
> So in Tomcat 5.5 I created a Host entry for each client in the
> server.xml/Engine, as well as the necessary configuration directories etc.
> The whole setup works except for one thing: I don't know the clients
> domainnames yet, so I need to add Host entries as new clients need to be
> added. This however means I need to restart Tomcat each time I've added a
> Host entry, which means that all existing clients are offline as well. This
> is an unacceptable situation.
> Is there a different method for setting things up that gives the same result
> but allows adding virtual hosts on the fly, i.e. without restarting Tomcat?

Have you tried JMX?


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