You need to submit a valid HTTP request. Yours doesn't have the version at the end of the request line. Try: GET / HTTP/1.0 (Thats a two linefeeds: one marking the end of the request line and one blank line indiating the end of the http headers) You should then see the HTTP response,
Thanks Jon, text/html;charset= is not there yet... Here what I've got: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Set-Cookie: JSESSIONID=95EA4260325D4C1FCBF8196773A4BED3; Path=/ Content-Length: 478 Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 20:34:37 GMT Server: Apache-Coyote/1.1 Connection: close htmlheadtitleHello Test4/title Mark.