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Unable to access welcome file in external browser and remote system,able to access in default

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Hi Team,
I am unable to access my webapp directly from from external browser and remote system, i am able to access the same in eclipse default browser,

but i can access some pages by passing url from the browser to the servlet as follows: http://localhost:8080/AutomationReports/report?reportButton=report1, it will navigate to expected page
but i am unable to access some fully loaded pages even passing url from browser to the servlet as follows: http://localhost:8080/AutomationReports/report?reportButton=ViewAllReports

can you please guide me what are the settings i need to do to access my application globally.

I will attach my codes and server.xml, can you please have a look.

Thanks & Regards

Project Structure:

Tomcat Server.xml
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
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this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership.
The ASF licenses this file to You under the Apache License, Version 2.0
(the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with
the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.
<!-- Note: A "Server" is not itself a "Container", so you may not
define subcomponents such as "Valves" at this level.
Documentation at /docs/config/server.html
<Server port="8005" shutdown="SHUTDOWN">
<!-- Security listener. Documentation at /docs/config/listeners.html
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.security.SecurityListener" />
<!--APR library loader. Documentation at /docs/apr.html -->
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener" SSLEngine="on" />
<!--Initialize Jasper prior to webapps are loaded. Documentation at /docs/jasper-howto.html -->
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.JasperListener" />
<!-- Prevent memory leaks due to use of particular java/javax APIs-->
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.JreMemoryLeakPreventionListener" />
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.mbeans.GlobalResourcesLifecycleListener" />
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.ThreadLocalLeakPreventionListener" />

<!-- Global JNDI resources
Documentation at /docs/jndi-resources-howto.html
<!-- Editable user database that can also be used by
UserDatabaseRealm to authenticate users
<Resource name="UserDatabase" auth="Container"
description="User database that can be updated and saved"
pathname="conf/tomcat-users.xml" />

<!-- A "Service" is a collection of one or more "Connectors" that share
a single "Container" Note: A "Service" is not itself a "Container",
so you may not define subcomponents such as "Valves" at this level.
Documentation at /docs/config/service.html
<Service name="Catalina">

<!--The connectors can use a shared executor, you can define one or more named thread pools-->
<Executor name="tomcatThreadPool" namePrefix="catalina-exec-"
maxThreads="150" minSpareThreads="4"/>

<!-- A "Connector" represents an endpoint by which requests are received
and responses are returned. Documentation at :
Java HTTP Connector: /docs/config/http.html (blocking & non-blocking)
Java AJP Connector: /docs/config/ajp.html
APR (HTTP/AJP) Connector: /docs/apr.html
Define a non-SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8080
<Connector port="8080" protocol="HTTP/1.1"
redirectPort="8443" />
<!--<Connector port="8080" protocol="HTTP/1.1"
address="" />-->
<!-- A "Connector" using the shared thread pool-->
<Connector executor="tomcatThreadPool"
port="8080" protocol="HTTP/1.1"
redirectPort="8443" />
<!-- Define a SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8443
This connector uses the JSSE configuration, when using APR, the
connector should be using the OpenSSL style configuration
described in the APR documentation -->
<Connector port="8443" protocol="HTTP/1.1" SSLEnabled="true"
maxThreads="150" scheme="https" secure="true"
clientAuth="false" sslProtocol="TLS" />

<!-- Define an AJP 1.3 Connector on port 8009 -->
<Connector port="8009" protocol="AJP/1.3" redirectPort="8443" />

<!-- An Engine represents the entry point (within Catalina) that processes
every request. The Engine implementation for Tomcat stand alone
analyzes the HTTP headers included with the request, and passes them
on to the appropriate Host (virtual host).
Documentation at /docs/config/engine.html -->

<!-- You should set jvmRoute to support load-balancing via AJP ie :
<Engine name="Catalina" defaultHost="localhost" jvmRoute="jvm1">
<Engine name="Catalina" defaultHost="localhost">

<!--For clustering, please take a look at documentation at:
/docs/cluster-howto.html (simple how to)
/docs/config/cluster.html (reference documentation) -->
<Cluster className="org.apache.catalina.ha.tcp.SimpleTcpCluster"/>

<!-- Use the LockOutRealm to prevent attempts to guess user passwords
via a brute-force attack -->
<Realm className="org.apache.catalina.realm.LockOutRealm">
<!-- This Realm uses the UserDatabase configured in the global JNDI
resources under the key "UserDatabase". Any edits
that are performed against this UserDatabase are immediately
available for use by the Realm. -->
<Realm className="org.apache.catalina.realm.UserDatabaseRealm"

<Host name="localhost" appBase="webapps"
unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true">
<!--<Host name="www.bcomautomationreports.com" appBase="webapps"
unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true"
xmlValidation="false" xmlNamespaceAware="false">-->
<Context path="" docBase="."/>

<!-- SingleSignOn valve, share authentication between web applications
Documentation at: /docs/config/valve.html -->
<Valve className="org.apache.catalina.authenticator.SingleSignOn" />

<!-- Access log processes all example.
Documentation at: /docs/config/valve.html
Note: The pattern used is equivalent to using pattern="common" -->
<Valve className="org.apache.catalina.valves.AccessLogValve" directory="logs"
prefix="localhost_access_log." suffix=".txt"
pattern="%h %l %u %t "%r" %s %b" />


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee" xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_3_0.xsd" id="WebApp_ID" version="3.0">
<description>This is the description of my J2EE component</description>
<display-name>This is the display name of my J2EE component</display-name>

<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<form action="report">
<input type="submit" name="reportButton" value="ViewCurrentReport" hidden="currentReport"/>
<input type="submit" name="reportButton" value="ViewAllReports" hidden="allReports"/>

import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.PrintWriter;

import javax.servlet.RequestDispatcher;
import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

public class AutomationReportServlet
extends HttpServlet
private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
FolderTraverser traverser= new FolderTraverser();
File reports=new File("C:\\ Workspace\\AutomationReports\\WebContent\\reports");
public void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
throws ServletException, IOException
PrintWriter out = response.getWriter();
String requestedReport=request.getParameter("reportButton");
RequestDispatcher dispatcher=null;
// dispatcher = request.getRequestDispatcher("AllReports.jsp");
/* dispatcher = request.getRequestDispatcher("/reports/report1/index.html");
dispatcher.forward(request, response);*/
// if(requestedReport.startsWith("report"))
// else
{ dispatcher = request.getRequestDispatcher("/reports/"+requestedReport+"/index.html");
{ request.setAttribute("reports", traverser.getAllReports(reports));
dispatcher = request.getRequestDispatcher("AllReports.jsp");
{ dispatcher = request.getRequestDispatcher("/reports/report1/index.html");
} dispatcher.forward(request, response);

import java.io.File;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;

public class FolderTraverser {
public static List getAllReports(File parentNode) {
List<String> reports = new ArrayList<String>();
if (parentNode.isDirectory()) {
File childNodes[] = parentNode.listFiles();
for (File childNode : childNodes) {
} else {
// System.out.println( parentNode.getName());
return reports;


<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">

<%@ taglib prefix="c" uri="http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/core"%>
<form action="report">
<thead> </thead> <tbody> <c:forEach var="report" items="${reports}"> <%-- <td><c:out value="${report}" /></td> --%> <!-- <td><a href="WEB-INF/reports/report1/index.html">asdd</a></td> --> </c:forEach> </tbody>
All Reports
<input type="submit" name="reportButton" value="${report}" hidden="${report}"/>


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Please use the "Code" tags to wrap samples of Java code, XML, and other pre-formatted data. It's much easier to read that way. The message editor "Code" button can insert them.

J2EE webapps do not know or care* whether the URL request was made from the local machine or a remote machine. The only difference is that if you don't have your firewall open, the network itself will block remote machines from passing requests into the Tomcat server for processing.

Likewise, the only difference between making a web request using a stand-alone web client such as Internet Explorer or Firefox and the Eclipse built-in browser is that the Eclipse built-in browser may not have all of the features that the stand-alone browsers do.

So there's nothing you should set in either the server.xml file or the WAR to control local/remote request handling.

*A webapp can be "made to care" where requests came from if the program logic decides to look at incoming URL header information. But that doesn't affect request routing - it's just whatever user code wants to do once the request comes in.
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