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From "Joseph Chiu" <>
Subject RE: No revolution today
Date Thu, 09 Nov 2000 20:00:02 GMT
Our site ( runs multiple Apache servers with load
balancers ("rotator box like BigIP") that distribute traffic over the Apache
servers.  We have a farm of Tomcat servers.  The session API's work for us.
The only problem is that Tomcat, as distributed, does not allow load
balancing persistence for the root context.  We hacked a way around that
(search the archives if you're interested) - but it's an admitted kludge.


-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Bauman []
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: No revolution today

On Thu, 9 Nov 2000, Henri Gomez wrote:

> > It is important that tomcat3 has a design that allows support for
> > future
> > versions of the servlet API, but if tomcat developers don't want to see
> > it
> > happen - so be it. When Servlet2.3 will be final and in wide use, there
> > is
> > nothing that can stop someone from providing the module that supports it
> > (
> > not necesarily from apache site ).
> Many of us could live with a bullet proof TC 3.3 with API 2.2/JSP 1.1 for
> least one or two years. Note that many importants sites still use Apache
> (API 2.0) and GnuJSP.

I for one, would love to see the 3.x codebase's Session API actually work
"as advertised" in a web server farm with a rotator box like BigIP. Right
now the Session API in tomcat 3.1  /does not work/ across multiple
instances of tomcat in a server farm.

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