So I have a Linux server (Ubuntu 10 Server, 64bit) and want to setup JBoss. Shouldn't be too hard, right? Well actually, it is, the simple reason being that my server already runs a few virtual hosts with Apache httpd and some instances of Tomcat and other stuff, and everyone wants port 8080, 8009, etc.
So you head over to "Installation and Configuration", and lo and behold, JBoss also wants port 8080 and 8009, as well as several other popular numbers. Great. So this piece of documentation will tell me how, right? Well, no, it just assumes port 8080 (and all the others) will naturally fall to JBossAS. How to change this (in my situation false) assumption isn't even hinted at.
Hey, I'm not alone. Head over to the Wiki.
Ehhh... I seem to be able to solve the fact that JBoss only binds to "localhost" rather easily, using "-b <address>", but it doesn't say if that will allow me to bind to more than one address (say both "localhost" and my server's external IP address).
Ports are a different matter all together. There is reference to port sets and specifying another port set, but a file "bindings.xml" doesn't exist in the installation. The closest match "find(1)" can give me is "bindings-jboss-beans.xml", but there are 5 (FIVE) of those. All under "server", in respectively "minimal", "standard", "web", "all", and "default".
The Wiki doesn't really delve into how to set port values, just how to choose a port set. It also tells me I don't want that. I do actually. Apparently I can choose an offset. I just want to use port values above, say, 9000. But since all kinds of services seem to depend on knowing that value, shouldn't I know as well?
So I look through the files and find some reference to a built-in TomCat. That doesn't exist as such I find; it's now called JbossWeb or something. It does have a TomCat server.xml, and if I put 9090 and 9099 in there as I was used to do for TomCat instances, it does start up on those ports. Hey, it ignores the port sets?
So do I now have what I want or did I break the thing beyond repair? What about that plethora of other ports described in those 5 copies of bindings-jboss-beans.xml? And which of those 5 do I need?