Is it possible to bind Tomcat to one specific IP address on a multi-homed host (for virtual hosting)?

Ignacio J. Ortega

Yes, from version 3.1 you can a virtual host bind to one of the ip adresses owned by the machine, if you add something like the following to server.xml:

        <Host name="127.0.0.1" >
           <Context path="" 
                    docBase="webapps/examples" />
           <Context path="/examples" 
                    docBase="webapps/ROOT" />
        </Host>

as you can see you can put a IP adress for the Virtual Host name, ergo you can have a Virtual Host pointed to any particular IP configured in your machine.

[Are you sure this works if the URL contains the host+domain name instead of the IP#? -Alex]

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