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From Wesley Acheson <wesley.ache...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Host Manager.
Date Fri, 03 Sep 2010 02:44:31 GMT
Looked at that before not really convinced reworking that is easier
than adding in an xml line or two via an xml writer.

Willing to be convinced though.

Wes

On 9/3/10, Pid <pid@pidster.com> wrote:
> On 02/09/2010 21:06, Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
>>> From: Wesley Acheson [mailto:wesley.acheson@gmail.com]
>>> 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 file.
>>
>>> 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...
>
> p
>
>>  - Chuck
>>
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