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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Configuring Apache 2 with Tomcat 5.11
Date Thu, 09 Mar 2006 09:05:12 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Kew [] 
> Sent: Donnerstag, 9. März 2006 09:57
> To:
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Configuring Apache 2 with Tomcat 5.11
> On Thursday 09 March 2006 07:28, Boyle Owen wrote:
> > The basic idea is that apache acts as the front-end and 
> receives incoming
> > requests from the web. Usually, you use apache to serve static stuff
> > (images, downloads, plain HTML etc.) because it's fast. Requests for
> > dynamic content are "passed" to Tomcat.
> Um, that's a bit of propaganda that was never really fair, and is
> absolute nonsense since 2002 (Apache 2.0).  By all means use
> it that way, but please leave the "apache is for static contents"
> message to the FUDsters who have a vested interest in it.

Eh? I've described a typical usage (I use it myself). I never made the quoted statement ("apache
is for static contents") and certainly don't criticise apache - what problem do you see here?

The guy wants to use Tomcat (I guess so he can write in Java) and apache - what setup would
you recommend?

Owen Boyle
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> > THere are several connectors (ways to pass the request) - see
> >
> >
> > Simplest is just mod_proxy; you run Tomcat on 
> localhost:8080 or something
> > and just use ProxyPass to route those subdirs that are 
> dynamic. If it's
> > more complicated, use mod_rewrite. If it gets really 
> complicated, use
> > mod_jk (a dedicated tomcat connector)
> Also somewhat outdated: 

I took it from the tomcat FAQ - better update that then...

> the proxy framework in 2.2 supersedes the
> separate mod_jk.  And using mod_rewrite is merely a different way of
> configuring the proxy framework - or of configuring mod_proxy if you
> go back before 2002.
> >
> > It's a big question you ask, and the answer depends greatly 
> on your needs
> > and what you have already...
> Indeed, answering a non-question doesn't really work.:-)
> -- 
> Nick Kew
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