Debug with Intellij 6.0.5 on Tomcat 5.5.23

I was trying to debug a web-based application on Tomcat 5.5.23 that was developed using Intellij IDEA 6.0.5 (JDK 1.5.12)

It gives out an error message stating "Failed to establish connection to the target VM, address: '127.0.0.1:4264', transport: 'socket'.

I was reading in the forums, and it looks like it's a frequent problem without any standard solution.

Is there a permanent fix for this ? It's pretty annoying that all of the other IDE's are able to support debugging with tomcat easily and IDEA being not able to handle it properly.

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Nikolay Chashnikov

Hello Madhava,

Are you using "Remote" Tomcat run configuration? In that case you should
run Tomcat with debug parameters.

For example, create .bat-file with the following text in ]]>/bin
directory and run it:

set JAVA_OPTS=-Xdebug -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,address=4264,suspend=n,server=y
catalina.bat start

I was trying to debug a web-based application on Tomcat 5.5.23 that
was developed using Intellij IDEA 6.0.5 (JDK 1.5.12)

It gives out an error message stating "Failed to establish connection
to the target VM, address: '127.0.0.1:4264', transport: 'socket'.

I was reading in the forums, and it looks like it's a frequent problem
without any standard solution.

Is there a permanent fix for this ? It's pretty annoying that all of
the other IDE's are able to support debugging with tomcat easily and
IDEA being not able to handle it properly.



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