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 startup.sh, but for some reason shutdown.sh doesn't take down the server. Do I need to be root to kill my server, or is there something else I'm missing?


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.

  • 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

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