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From Kitching Simon <Simon.Kitch...@orange.ch>
Subject RE: very basic web server hosting question
Date Fri, 22 Dec 2000 13:00:08 GMT
What ted was pointing out is that you do *not* look in the "win32" directory
for tomcat, because tomcat is not platform-specific. The file you need is:
http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-tomcat/release/v3.2.1/bin/jakarta-t
omcat-3.2.1.zip

What is in the win32 directory is just stuff like the Microsoft IIS ->
tomcat connector, which
*is* specific to win32.

Tomcat works fine with apache (and several other webservers) as a front end.

If you need CGI, you *must* use some webserver as a front-end, because 
tomcat doesn't support CGI (though I can't see any reason why this couldn't 
be added in future - except that there really isn't much point, because CGI
is pathetic).

However, the current release of apache isn't really meant to run on windows,
so (much as 
I hate to say it) if you want to do CGI as well as servlets, you may want to
run Microsoft IIS
as a front-end instead. Note that the next release of Apache (currently in
alpha-release) is
supposed to be much better on windows.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Horia Bochis [SMTP:hoco@rdsor.ro]
> Sent:	Friday, December 22, 2000 1:49 PM
> To:	Tomcat User List
> Subject:	Re: very basic web server hosting question
> 
> 
> Well, I have been here:
> 
> http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-tomcat/release/v3.2.1/bin/win32/i
> 386/
> 
> and what can I take from there, for tomcat to work opn my windows?
> 
> I allready have SDK installed on my machine.
> 
> Can this be implemented with apache? I mean, can those work toghether? I
> would like to combine CGI with Servlets ?!
> 
> Thanx. :)
> 
> 
> Horia Bochis
> =========================================
> WebMaster @ Romania Data Systems - Oradea
>           HomePage: http://horia.rdsor.ro
> 
> 
> On Thu, 21 Dec 2000, Ted Husted wrote:
> 
> > On 12/22/2000 at 12:16 AM Horia Bochis wrote:
> > >I am also a beginner in this tomcat stuff, and I had a strage wish to
> > get the tomcat for windows, but I have got lost betweens so many files,
> > there. Any hint?
> >
> > Tomcat is a 100% native Java application, which means there is only one
> > version for all platforms.
> >
> > There are specific Java Virtual Machines for each platform, but only
> > one Tomcat.
> >
> >
> > -- Ted Husted, Husted dot Com, Fairport NY USA.
> > -- Custom Software ~ Technical Services.
> > -- Tel 716 425-0252; Fax 716 223-2506.
> > -- http://www.husted.com/
> >
> >
> >

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