I cannot connect to tomcat using http://localhost:8080 with any browser from a remote location but can connect fine when using a browser on localhost. There are no errors in the catalina.out log file when starting/stopping tomcat using "service tomcat6 stop/start". Once started, netstat indicates the following;
Refined further by enabling the firewall then using system-config-firewall-tui to open port 8080 for tcp. Also running tomcat 7 simultaneously using ports 8081/8006/8010 instead of 8080/8005/8009 and opening 8081 as well.