[CentOS] 5.4 and tomcat5

rray_1 at comcast.net rray_1 at comcast.net
Tue Mar 9 15:58:37 UTC 2010

On Tue, 9 Mar 2010, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On 3/9/2010 9:08 AM, rray_1 at comcast.net wrote:
>> On Tue, 9 Mar 2010, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>>> I set up a 5.4 server with tomcat5
>>>> All standard packages from CentOS repo
>>>> I can not seem to access the tomcat manager from a remote host
>>>> I can access the tomcat admin remotely
>>>> I have a manager role and user defined in tomcat-users.xml
>>>> Attempting to access the manager gets me
>>>> HTTP Status 403 - Access to the requested resource has been denied
>>> <snip>
>>> Sounds like a firewall issue to me, but I'd check the logfiles.
>>>        mark
>> No firewall running
>> # iptables -L
>> Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
>> target     prot opt source               destination
>> Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
>> target     prot opt source               destination
>> Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
>> target     prot opt source               destination
>> The are no errors in catalina.out
>> Also I have a CentOS 5.4 runnig tomcat6 downloaded from apache
>> I have no problem remotely accessing manager
>> We also have other Linux runnig tomcat from packages and they have no
>> problem accessing the manager remotely
>> It "appears" to be particular to the CentOS package
>> I do not know enough about tomcat to fix this package
> A 403 response means you reached the web server network-wise but the
> server is denying access because it is configured to restrict clients
> and you haven't authenticated correctly.

How do I find what is denying access since there are not error messages in 
the log files: httpd/error_log, httpd/access_log, tomcat5/catalina.out, 
messages, and secure

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