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The Server Component

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Introduction

A Server element represents the entire Catalina servlet container. Therefore, it must be the single outermost element in the conf/server.xml configuration file. Its attributes represent the characteristics of the servlet container as a whole.

Attributes

Common Attributes

All implementations of Server support the following attributes:

Attribute Description
className

Java class name of the implementation to use. This class must implement the org.apache.catalina.Server interface. If no class name is specified, the standard implementation will be used.

address

The TCP/IP address on which this server waits for a shutdown command. If no address is specified, localhost is used.

port

The TCP/IP port number on which this server waits for a shutdown command. Set to -1 to disable the shutdown port.

Note: Disabling the shutdown port works well when Tomcat is started using Apache Commons Daemon (running as a service on Windows or with jsvc on un*xes). It cannot be used when running Tomcat with the standard shell scripts though, as it will prevent shutdown.bat|.sh and catalina.bat|.sh from stopping it gracefully.

portOffset

The offset to apply to port and to the ports of any nested connectors. It must be a non-negative integer. If not specified, the default value of 0 is used.

shutdown

The command string that must be received via a TCP/IP connection to the specified port number, in order to shut down Tomcat.

utilityThreads

The number of threads this Service will use for various utility tasks, including recurring ones. The special value of 0 will result in the value of Runtime.getRuntime().availableProcessors() being used. Negative values will result in Runtime.getRuntime().availableProcessors() + value being used unless this is less than 1 in which case 1 thread will be used. The default value is 1.

Standard Implementation

The standard implementation of Server is org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer. It supports the following additional attributes (in addition to the common attributes listed above):

Attribute Description
utilityThreadsAsDaemon

Set the daemon flag value for the utility threads. The default value is false.

periodicEventDelay

This value represents the delay in seconds between periodic lifecycle event invocation of the lifecycle listeners configured on this Server. The value is in seconds, and a negative or zero value will disable the invocations. If not specified, the default value for this attribute is 10 seconds.

Nested Components

The following components may be nested inside a Server element:

  • Service - One or more service element.
  • GlobalNamingResources - Configure the JNDI global resources for the server.
  • Special Features

    There are no special features associated with a Server.