Monday, November 09, 2009

Just a little note to help myself and anyone else with this problem. If you're trying to use Tomcat inside Intellij and you have the free version of AVG, you'll get a "port 8080 already in use" exception.

This is because AVG blocks applications from getting that port. Interestingly enough you CAN start tomcat from the command line (\bin\catalina.bat start).

The easiest fix is to change the server.xml file in \conf\server.xml and replace every instance of 8080 with 8000 (or some other port). Then in Intellij in your tomcat configuration, make the broswer start page be localhost:8000 and fire it up!

I posted this on the Jetbrains developer board too: