[Lucee] Confusion regarding mod_cfml automatically adding new hosts to server.xml

How exactly are new host entries automatically added to the server.xml
file upon adding a new website?

They aren’t. Mod_cfml does NOT (currently) alter Tomcat’s server.xml file.

When tomcat starts up, it reads the server.xml file and updates its in-memory, running config according to the configs laid out in the server.xml file. What mod_cfml does is dynamically add new hosts to that in-memory, running config. Any time you stop and start Tomcat, any host that is not configured in the server.xml file will be dynamically added to the running config as mod_cfml creates them.

The idea for mod_cfml was adapted from Tomcat’s own “Host Manager” project, which does the same thing manually via a web interface. However, paired with a web server module to pull the information that’s needed to create a new host, we’ve adapted the classes the Host Manager app uses to function automatically.

The project is fairly well documented here:
http://www.modcfml.org/index.cfm/install/introduction/

If, after reading that, you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.–
Kind regards,
Jordan Michaels
Vivio Technologies

----- Original Message -----
From: “Josh Beach” <@Josh_Beach>
To: “Lucee” lucee@googlegroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:40:07 AM
Subject: [Lucee] Confusion regarding mod_cfml automatically adding new hosts to server.xml

After reading this article from
Gavin: http://www.gpickin.com/index.cfm/blog/pros-and-cons-of-modcfml-with-tomcat-for-lucee
I have a question…

How exactly are new host entries automatically added to the server.xml file
upon adding a new website?

I see the following code in our server.xml file:

  <!--
    EXAMPLE HOST ENTRY:
    <Host name="lucee.org" appBase="webapps">
         <Context path="" docBase="/var/sites/lucee.org" />
         <Alias>www.lucee.org</Alias>
         <Alias>my.lucee.org</Alias>
    </Host>

    HOST ENTRY TEMPLATE:
    <Host name="[ENTER DOMAIN NAME]" appBase="webapps">
         <Context path="" docBase="[ENTER SYSTEM PATH]" />
         <Alias>[ENTER DOMAIN ALIAS]</Alias>
    </Host>
  -->

  <!-- ADD NEW HOSTS HERE -->

Is below where the new host entries are
automatically created? Or is this section only for manually adding them?


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