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The list listed here is the only place that configuration
and how-to questions belong, ever. Every day, users become frustrated, not
with Apache Tomcat, but how nobody will help them understand how to get
started. 95% of the time, it's not for lack of helpers, but for lack of
effort and well stated questions.
Before you go further, please read Eric S. Raymond and Rick Moen's
"How To Ask Questions The Smart Way". If you follow their advice, you
will discover that these forums have dozens of helpers ready to provide you
with guidance on using Apache Tomcat! Note: Do not send your Apache
Tomcat questions to Eric or Rick themselves!
- When asking questions on the list, please state your exact Tomcat version
(which is three numbers, 7.0.x or 6.0.x), your operating system, and
essential bits of your configuration.
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list archives (links are below) are also searchable.
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firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list
is used for discussions about the actual development of the server. It is not
the place to ask about problems writing JSPs, servlets or web applications.
Configuration and support questions should be addressed to the
user mailing list. This development list is only
for discussion of changes to the Apache Tomcat source code and related
issues. Other questions will be ignored.
mailing list is for users of the custom tag libraries found in
Apache Taglibs. It is also
a good forum for asking questions about how custom tag libraries operate,
and how they can be used.
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