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I'm running a Tomcat 6 server on a Red Hat 5.5 machine that I don't have root access for, although I do own all of the Tomcat files. The server starts up fine when I run, but for some reason doesn't take down the server. Do I need to be root to kill my server, or is there something else I'm missing?

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Yes, you want to be root. You also want to see whats going on in catalina.out - the answer to your problem most likely is in that log file.

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root or the same user than the one that is running tomcat... – Kedare Jul 8 '10 at 19:17
Yep, a giant list of exceptions caused by lack of permissions. I talked to the root user, and it's fixed. Thanks though, guys. – user47895 Jul 8 '10 at 20:01

This might help.

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