sorry about that. i saw that page but the jboss version ( JBoss3.2.4) threw me off.
another question qhich i could not find teh answer for: how to configure different virtual hosts to run on different ports.
i tried doing what worked in jboss 3.2.3 (my previous installation): creating my-service-bindings.xml with the port numbers i need and pointing to it from <jboss-home>/server/myinstance/conf/jboss-service.xml
the application is only available on the default port 8080 while i am trying to use 8280
thanks for any help