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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: Apache Web Server with IBM WebSphere - how does it work?
Date Tue, 04 Jun 2002 14:09:02 GMT
>From: Mark Hansen []
>Sent: Dienstag, 4. Juni 2002 04:41
>To: Apache
>Subject: Apache Web Server with IBM WebSphere - how does it work?
>Can anyone tell me, or point me to documentation, that describes how
>(when you use the Apache HTTP Server with IBM WebSphere) 
>servlet requests
>get passed from the Apache Web Server to IBM WebSphere's servlet
>container?  How does Apache know which requests to forward to 
>What is the protocol that Apache uses to talk to WebSphere?

I can't answer specifically about websphere but this sounds similar to Tomcat (which I do

Most external engines can use the HTTP protocol. If, for example, your websphere server is
listening to port 8000, can you do http:/websphere-server:8000/ in a browser and get something?
If so, it is using HTTP.

You can then use mod_proxy to map the websphere server into the apache space. E.g. 

ProxyPass        /websphere http://websphere-server:8000/
ProxyPassReverse /websphere http://websphere-server:8000/

Now when you do http://apache-server/websphere you will see the websphere server.

NB mod_proxy is not compiled in by default so you will have to recompile apache to include
it statically or link it in as a module if you don't already have it.


Owen Boyle

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