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From "Ronald Haring" <ronald.har...@siennax.com>
Subject Re: inner workings of servletContext
Date Wed, 19 Jul 2000 10:46:56 GMT
thanks Craig and Costin for your answers. I found out meanwhile that my
knowledge is lacking in the requestinterceptor area, so anymore insight will
be appreciated.

Gr
Ronald
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Costin Manolache" <costin@eng.sun.com>
To: <tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: inner workings of servletContext


> Ronald Haring wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm looking for some information on the inner workings of the tomcat
> > webserver and java web servers in general because I want to make a
server
> > log-on procedure using tomcat. I'm trying to step and trace thru the
code
> > (using System.out.println (sigh)) and I think I've got the general
picture
> > but I would like to test my knowledge against some more reliable papers
than
> > my own.
> >
> > Can anyone point me in the right direction or have any hints?
>
> Most web servers work in the same way - after the request is parsed
> the modules ( Interceptors in tomcat, Filters in IIS, SAF in NES,
> hooks in Apache 2.0) have control and decide if the request is
> authorized or not.
>
> If it is, everything goes on and the request is processed.
>
> If the request is not ok ( wrong or no credentials ) the module will
> return a 500.
>
> The server will then handle the 500 and call a handler ( for tomcat
> the module can also modify the handler, that's true for most
> other servers).
>
> Costin
>
>
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