I want to deploy an Eclipse standalone "InfoCenter". I don't use Eclipse, but I am a technical writer with some rudimentary Linux experience.
When I researched nice, slick and simple online Help systems that follow standards, the Eclipse system stood out. In fact I even found an IBM site where I could download, install and launch this system: http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/iehs
The help system code is a collection of Java Server Pages and servlets, along with an embedded Web application server, a search engine, and the Eclipse run-time environment.
I obtained a 'cloud hosted' Linux server--RHEL 5.1 64 bit
, with Apache 2.2.
I can SSH into the 'box' as root. I have installed this 'InfoCenter server' in:
I launched the InfoCenter server, editing the start command (within a shell script) to use port 8081.
I believe the InfoCenter server is running because I can see 2 java processes that weren't there before I launched it... and see it listening to port 8081:
command line output below
# ps -a
PID TTY TIME CMD
17133 pts/1 00:00:00 ps
17943 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
17944 pts/0 00:00:00 java
17955 pts/0 00:00:01 java
# /usr/sbin/lsof -i :8081
COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE NODE NAME
java 17955 root 33u IPv6 262880 TCP *:tproxy (LISTEN)
# netstat -nlp | grep ::8081
tcp 0 0 :::8081 :::* LISTEN 17955/java
However, when I go to http://mysite_ipaddress:8081
in Firefox it churns for a bit then displays a
'Failed To connect' Error: “Though the site seems valid, the browser was unable to establish a connection.”
In Opera it gives: 'Error! Connection closed by remote server'
Being so new to this whole thing... I also tried a few more things to no avail:
A more specific URL (from the instructions I have read I *think* this should at least do something) but got the same result.
To try to rule out incompatibility (the IBM package download recommends Linux 32 not 64), I installed a different java runtime for this system
) and ran the InfoCenter using that java instead of the IBM-included jre with the 'InfoCenter download." Same results (as expected).
My linux cloud hosted 'server' does work-- it displays the apache default page if I go to http:// mysite_ipaddress (no port reference) or if I specify port 80. It's just that most other port specifications display the 'Fail to Connect Error'
Thanks for any suggestions you can provide