Cannot Deploy Servlet on Tomcat

  I am having some issue deploying a simple "HelloWorld" servlet on tomcat . This is the 404 error message .. My code is running using linux OS

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message /LogServer/HelloWorldExample

description The requested resource (/LogServer/HelloWorldExample) is not available.

The servlet class is in a package => "package com.logserver.ui;"
I compiled and run it with Eclipse and it work, So, I am trying to deploy it to a new Linux machine that has tomcat running. This what I have done


Generate a WAR file in eclipse


stop tomcat


Move the WAR fiel to tomcat6/webapps folder    



After Step 4 , I see a LogServer folder is created   with the following structure

Under classes folder
/com/logserver/ui with the HelloWorldExample.class file

My web.xml

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Your url pattern is /LogServer not /LogServer/HelloWorldExample .  You need to fix the url pattern so that the url you want is associated with your servlet.
mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
As a follow on from @mrcoffee365's post above, to make your servlet available at that URL that you are trying to access, you would put the following into your web.xml file...

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The reason that you don't include the /LogServer part of the URL in there is becasue Tomcat is already expecting to direct any URL accesses to /LogServer* to your web application because the web app is deployed on Tomcat as LogServer. So the URL pattern that you configure in web.xml is the part AFTER what Tomcat has already used to direct the request to your web app.

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