If you get jetty from eclipse's site, it doesn't come with the needed jsp libraries, so you have to put these libraries manually or download jetty with jsp libraries from codehaus.
But, this is not enough, if you start the server you get an error like this:
INFO::NO JSP Support for /, did not find org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet
So you have to enable jsp support in jetty passing additional undocumented options to the jetty start script:
$ java -jar jetty.jar OPTIONS=Server,jsp
The best option to start jetty and customize it is using the provided script: bin/jetty.sh. But you have to do these steps:
# change the permissions of the provided script. $ chmod u+x bin/jetty.sh # create a file where you can put customized options. $ cat /etc/default/jetty JETTY_PORT=80 JETTY_HOME=/usr/local/jetty JAVA_OPTIONS="$JAVA_OPTIONS -Dartifactory.home=/mirai/DATA/artifactory" JETTY_ARGS=OPTIONS=Server,jsp # create the link in /etc/init.d $ sudo ln -s /usr/local/jetty/bin/jetty.sh /etc/init.d/jetty # use this script to start/stop/restart the server $ /etc/init.d/jetty <start|stop|restart>