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From "Jeff Tulley" <JTUL...@novell.com>
Subject Re: Connector issues
Date Thu, 03 Apr 2003 16:53:21 GMT
I think I've got a fix for the connector thing, gotta still try it out
to be sure.  I just thought that the mbeans-descriptors fix is "low
hanging fruit".  IE, with just a simple little fix, every time somebody
is forced to go back to the old connector for one reason or another,
they won't immediately come back to the list with the complaint of "I'm
getting the following exception".  

But if an upgrade to commons-modeler would also fix the problem without
changing deprecated code, I'm all for doing that instead.

Let me go check out my code changes to CoyoteRequest, see how they
work...

Jeff Tulley  (jtulley@novell.com)
(801)861-5322
Novell, Inc., The Leading Provider of Net Business Solutions
http://www.novell.com

>>> cmanolache@yahoo.com 4/2/03 8:57:09 PM >>>
Sorry for the delay.

IMO the right solution is to fix #10229 for coyote.

There are a lot of problems in the old connectors - even if mod_jk2
is not yet as stable as mod_jk1, the java side and coyote are far 
better than the old impl.

I'm +0 on fixing the MBean exception - AFAIK upgrading commons-modeler
should fix most of the problems with undeclared mbeans. The real
problem
is that the Ajp13Connector has a lot of problems and it's no longer
supported - all work is on the coyote connector, I don't know anyone
testing or supporting Ajp13.

Costin


Jeff Tulley wrote:

> There are some real problems with the Coyote Connectors right now.
> The main problem biting me (and a few others recently) is bugzilla
bug
> # 10229 - form parameters not being preserved across a login
> redirection.
> The answer given on the user list (by me also) is typically, "Use an
> non-Coyote connector".  Unfortunately that is not a good answer.
> If they move back to the deprecated AJP13Connector, they will
> experience MBean exceptions that, among other things, make the
Tomcat
> shutdown not function correctly.
> Beyond that they are stuck with not using a webserver plugin and
> instead going directly to an HTTP connector (non-Coyote).
> 
> I would propose two things:
> 1) Fix the MBean exception in the Ajp13Connector.  I can provide a
> patch for this, it is very simple.  Even though this is deprecated,
the
> reality is that people might need to use it due to bugs and/or
> unimplemented features in the Coyote connectors.  It may be their
only
> choice, and if we can make it work easily, why not?
> 2) Fix this form authentication problem in the Coyote connector.  I
> will look into this and see if it is something that I can do and
submit
> a patch for.
> 
> I actually have similar issues with the native side connector story
but
> that is for another day.
> 
> Anybody know off hand what needs to happen for item #2 above?
> 
> Jeff Tulley  (jtulley@novell.com)
> (801)861-5322
> Novell, Inc., The Leading Provider of Net Business Solutions
> http://www.novell.com 



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