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From GOMEZ Henri <>
Subject RE: connector status in tomcat 4
Date Tue, 29 May 2001 08:04:50 GMT
>Ok, another question then.


>What is it that the connector has to be able to do? Is it 
>sufficient if it
>simply can forward the HTTP request to tomcat or does it need 
>to play around
>with it? I guess it must do something or the disscusion on ajp13/jk and
>warp/webapp wouldn't be.

The web-server connector forward request to tomcat and add some 
information, like the SESSION-COOKIES. In return the tomcat add
a var, jvmroute, which is used in load-balancing config to be sure
that the same tomcat will serve the next queries for that session.

The connector use a simple protocol, ajp12/13/14, to forward the
request. You may imagine a web-connector forwarding the request 
using HTTP protocol, but this one is more complex to handle.
>// Erik
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: kevin seguin []
>> Sent: Monday, May 28, 2001 5:47 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: connector status in tomcat 4
>> for example, in my case, currently all i care about is being able to
>> forward requests based on uri from iis and netscape to 
>tomcat.  so, for
>> me, ajp does what i need it to, while warp/webapp currently 
>does not (no
>> iis/netscape support yet).  hence, i would pick ajp.
>> now, i'm not saying one is better than the other.  i'm just 
>saying that
>> one might be better than the other in certain circumstances, 
>and now you
>> have a choice.

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