Tomcat7 + Ubuntu 14.04 + Java 8 -> Tomcat starts but applications are not serving requests
I have followed the digitalocean guide to install Tomcat7 located in this link.
The only different step is that I installed Oracle JDK 8 instead of openjdk 7.
I have also tried to solve the /dev/random bug on ubuntu by applying this solution.
When I start Tomcat now I see in the catalina.out log file that the server is started, but if I try to hit any of the webapps (either ROOT or anything I deployed) on port 8080 I simply get an "Unable to connect" message on the browser as if the server is not listening.
Can anyone please help?