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From Pete Helgren <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 5.5 on Windows Server 2008
Date Thu, 27 Jan 2011 18:08:42 GMT
Answering my own post here.  The follow up posts solved it.  I added the 
address="" to the connector tag and yes, all is well.

Pete Helgren
Value Added Software, Inc

On 1/27/2011 11:01 AM, Pete Helgren wrote:
> 8080 is listed as:
> TCP    [::]:8080              NEWAS400:0             LISTENING
> The blank IP address is interesting.
> Normally, at other customer sites, all I have had to do was to install 
> Tomcat, drop my war into webapps and it just worked (it is a pretty 
> vanilla deployment). When you say to set the "" address in the 
> connector, is that in the host section?  This is my entry (using the 
> server-minimal.xml as the template)
> <Host name="" appBase="webapps"
>        unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true"
>        xmlValidation="false" xmlNamespaceAware="false">
> Thanks
> Pete Helgren
> Value Added Software, Inc
> On 1/27/2011 10:26 AM, Mark Thomas wrote:
>> On 27/01/2011 17:23, Pete Helgren wrote:
>>> I can't quite figure out what the issue is here but perhaps someone who
>>> is running Tomcat 5.5 on Windows server 2008 can weigh in.  I have
>>> installed Tomcat 5.5 on a Windows Server 2008 64 bit OS.  Everything
>>> seemed to install correctly.  I was able to bring up the site on
>>> localhost:8080 and on ServerName:8080 but, curiously, couldn't bring it
>>> up on the IP Address of the server itself
>>> I didn't think much of it and told the customer that they should be 
>>> able
>>> to access the site with either the internal IP or the internal DNS name
>>> (the site in an Intranet site).  Turns out that the site CANNOT be
>>> accessed from anywhere BUT the server itself.  The firewall is NOT
>>> running and IIS is running.  Tomcat is not running behind IIS.
>>> Shouldn't I be able to access Tomcat running on the server from 
>>> anywhere
>>> on the internal network?  The tech I have been working with swears that
>>> there is no firewall running anywhere.  This is a new installation.  I
>>> have had no issues on Windows 2003 so I suspect this is unique to 2008
>>> but for all my searching of the Internet, I haven't found a solution.
>>> Anyone seen this before?   I *suspect* that IIS is somehow controlling
>>> all http traffic, regardless of port but I can't seem to find any hard
>>> evidence of this.
>>> Suggestions?  I am at a loss.
>> netstat
>> Find out what processes are listening on what addresses&  ports.
>> It might be an ipv4/ipv6 issues. If it is, try setting the address to
>> "" in the connector.
>> Mark
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