RE: Using standard Tomcat for hosting web services

From: Ryan LeCompte <>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 08:18:54 -0400

Hello Sels,


Thanks for responding. However, I think you have listed the JARs that are
required if I am writing an application that is acting as the web services
client, as opposed to the actual endpoint. I actually want to be able to
have web service clients invoke my web service endpoint that is hosted in a
Tomcat web container. I believe JWSDP provides a servlet that is used to
intercept incoming SOAP calls and propagate them to the appropriate
"servant" classes that represent the web service endpoint. Wouldn't I need
to include this servlet (among other things) in the Tomcat web container? Or
perhaps this servlet is already included in the jax-rpc related JAR files..





From: Sels Wannes []
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 8:07 AM
Subject: RE: Using standard Tomcat for hosting web services


Hi Ryan,


It is simply a matter of dropping a few JARs in the correct location
(WEB-INF/lib , tomcat/common/lib and tomcat/shared/lib work, the last one is
preferred). If I remember correctly the needed jars are in jwsdp\jaxrpc\lib
, jwsdp\jwsdp-shared\lib and jwsdp\jaxp\lib






From: Ryan LeCompte []
Sent: dinsdag 26 april 2005 13:47
Subject: Using standard Tomcat for hosting web services


Hello all,


I had a question regarding using tomcat for the hosting of web services. It
appears that the JWSDP 1.5 requires a version of Tomcat that is actually
customized for the JWSDP in order to host/run web services. Can anyone tell
me what the main difference is between the regular Tomcat that is
downloadable from Apache and the "Tomcat for JWSDP" that is downloadable via
Sun's web site? I'd like to know if there is a fairly easy path to configure
a regular/standard Tomcat to be able to host web services just like the
Tomcat for JWSDP can. Is it simply a matter of dropping a few JARs in the
correct location? Do I need to configure any additional JWSDP-specific


Any guidance is appreciated.