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Tomcat 6 Developer's Guide by Damodar Chetty

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Chapter 5. The Server and Service Components

In the last chapter, we noted that a Server instance is created during the bootstrap process and watched its initialize() and start() methods being called. However, we glossed over quite a bit of what happens during these invocations.

In this chapter, we'll take a closer look at the StandardServer instance and its operations.

The Server component is a Top Level Component that has two primary roles:

  • It serves as the outermost element of a running Tomcat instance.
  • It provides an implementation of the JNDI API, allowing resources and environment variables to be made available to the container's components through configuration.

In this chapter we'll explore both these roles.

As we saw in Chapter 3, a Server ...

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