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Subject Re: Host Manager.
Date Fri, 03 Sep 2010 00:57:13 GMT
On 02/09/2010 21:06, Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
>> From: Wesley Acheson [] 
>> Subject: Host Manager.
>> Is there is no documentation for the host-manager?
> Very little that I've found.  You can learn a bit about it by looking at its WEB-INF/web.xml
>> If I remember correctly from this list it doesn't persist 
>> its settings is that correct?
> Correct.
>> How many people would be interested in it persisting its 
>> settings, by editing the appropriate files.
> I would be interested.  Note that there's only one file to edit: conf/server.xml.
>> Is that in theory possible?
> It's all software...
>> to add the folder structure and the appropiate
>> context.xml files.
> That's not necessary - the conf/Catalina/[host]/... files are already created automatically
as webapps are deployed under the new <Host>.  Only conf/server.xml needs to be updated.
>> Would it interfere too badly with tomcat while 
>> it was running?
> No, Tomcat only reads server.xml during startup.  Whatever update mechanism is used must
insure that the file is never in an unparsable state (e.g., don't update in place, instead
create a new file and then rename it).

May I gently steer you in the direction of the JMX API and the
Catalina:type=Server.Operations.storeConfig() command?

Not sure it works very well at the moment, but if it did...


>  - Chuck
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