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tomcat - Apache Tomcat Version 6 overview


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System Administration Commands                         tomcat(1M)

     tomcat - Apache Tomcat Version 6 overview

     Apache  Tomcat  Version  6 (Tomcat) is implementation of the
     Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies.

     Tomcat can be enabled by authorized user within the  service
     management facility (SMF), using the following fault manage-
     ment resource identifier (FMRI):


     Tomcat enabled via SMF is executed for better security  with
     "webserv"  user  credentials  and  with added "net_privaddr"
     privilege so it can be configured to  listen  on  privileged
     TCP  ports (e.g. 80). With default configuration Tomcat lis-
     tens on TCP port 8080.

     Unauthorized user can start Tomcat with his or  her  creden-
     tials   using   ordinary  startup  scripts  and  by  setting
     CATALINA_BASE environment variable to path with his  or  her
     conf/,  webapp/  and logs/ subdirectories (see Tomcat direc-
     tory structure bellow).

     Similarly it's possible to run multiple SMF Tomcat instances
     by setting CATALINA_BASE for both start and stop methods for
     newly created Tomcat FMRI.

     The following files specify the installation  locations  for
     Tomcat 6:


         Symbolic  link to directory containing Tomcat 6 configu-
         ration files (/var/tomcat6/conf).


         Contains Tomcat startup scripts.


         Contains Tomcat private libraries.


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         Contains Tomcat documentation in HTML format. The direc-
         tory  has  classical  WEBAPP structure and it's symboli-
         cally linked as /var/tomcat6/webapps/docs (the  link  is
         part  of  web/java-servlet/tomcat/tomcat-examples  pack-


         Contains Tomcat configuration files.  A  newly-installed
         Tomcat  contains  a default server.xml file. This is the
         main configuration file.  For setting Tomcat environment
         variables  it's  possible  to create here file
         which is sourced during start by


         Contains Tomcat log and output files.


         File where Tomcat which is started via SMF saves its PID


         Directory   used   by   the   JVM  for  temporary  files


         Tomcat Web Application Directory where are WAR files put
         for deployment.


         Directory  with  default (ROOT) web application which is
         served when URL is requested without further path speci-
         fier (http://hostname/). After Tomcat packages installa-
         tion this directory is  intentionally  left  empty  with
         just  index.jsp and index.htm files. The HTML file redi-
         rects  requester  to  Tomcat  home  page  which  is   in
         ROOT.example/  directory (this file is part of web/java-
         servlet/tomcat/tomcat-examples package). The JSP file is
         default   home   page  which  is  shown  when  web/java-
         servlet/tomcat/tomcat-examples (and thus HTML  file)  is
         not  installed.  This  shall  allow better deployment of

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         custom ROOT web application while maintain upgrade abil-
         ity via packaging system (without loosing data).


         Tomcat   home   web   application   (part  of  web/java-
         servlet/tomcat/tomcat-examples package).


         This directory contains  web  application  with  various
         ServLets  and  JSP  examples.  The  directory is part of
         web/java-servlet/tomcat/tomcat-examples  package   which
         can  be removed if it's required (to permanently disable
         this web application).


         Directory  where  Tomcat  places  for  web  applications
         intermediate  files  (such as compiled JSP files) during
         its work.

     See  attributes(5)  for  descriptions   of   the   following

     |Availability   | web/java-servlet/tomcat |
     |Stability      | Uncommitted             |

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     community       source       was       downloaded       from

     Further  information about this software can be found on the
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