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From Vaibhav Walia <>
Subject Re: can't start tomcat on port 80
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:56:43 GMT
I had exactly the same problem back in the day,play around with your port address, tomcat uses
port number 8080 by default check if any other process is using the same port number if yes
then change it to some other port by modifying the configuration file,should help.


 From: "Caldarale, Charles R" <>
To: Tomcat Users List <> 
Sent: Tuesday, 5 February 2013 8:15 PM
Subject: RE: can't start tomcat on port 80
> From: Karolis Monkus [] 
> Subject: can't start tomcat on port 80

> I use fedora 17 and from yum downloaded tomcat-7.0.33 version.

You may need support from Fedora, since repackaged versions of Tomcat do not always behave
the way real ones do.

> I changed port from 8080 to 80 in server.xml, restarted tomcat and 
> got the following error in catalina.out file:

> SEVERE: Failed to initialize end point associated with ProtocolHandler ["http-bio-80"]

Check if anything else is using port 80 with netstat.

> I'm logged in to fedora with root user. Any help would be appreciated.

You might not be running Tomcat as root (which is good - you shouldn't), since the 3rd-party
repackaged versions often fiddle with the start/stop scripts.  Since you're not using a real
Tomcat, the FAQ entry for this topic may need adjustment, but it should help:

- Chuck

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