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From "Blake Binkley" <>
Subject RE: Can't get past the documentation...
Date Tue, 09 Jan 2001 06:52:48 GMT
also lets get the filename right, uses uses

are we confused yet?

Blake Binkley

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Bill Kocik
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 10:33 PM
Subject: Re: Can't get past the documentation...

> Tomcat configuration is based on server.xml, which defines a lot of
> things that have to be then defined, mirror-like, over in httpd.conf for
> apache. So the easy way to get things working is to use the automatically
> created file tomcat-apache.conf-auto.

> However, this is not going to work for everyone. For example, my
> apache modules are not found in the default location. So for me, I
> need to use my own config file based on a renamed tomcat-apache.conf-auto.

Okay. I started down that path (making a copy and customizing
it), but quickly discovered that the contents of the config file
were beyond me.

> > The HOWTO suggests using mod_jk instead of mod_jserv, and then
> > goes on to use mod_jserv in all of it's configuration file examples.
> > am I supposed to use?
> The Howto you are talking about is not current. However, some people
> stll need that jserv info.

The Tomcat-Apache HOWTO is not current? It ships with the source
and the binary distributions, it's dated 10-05-2000, and it's not
even refers to itself as "a work in progress". Is
there a more current one out there somewhere?

>  > And if I use mod_jk, how do I construct the config
> > file, since the one Tomcat writes at startup is JServ-centric?
> No, that's wrong. the conf-auto file output is for

Yeah? Here are the first eight lines from the auto-generated
config file:

LoadModule jserv_module libexec/
ApJServManual on
ApJServDefaultProtocol ajpv12
ApJServMountCopy on
ApJServLogLevel notice

ApJServDefaultPort 8007

Looks an awful lot like JServ. Lot of "ApJServMount" stuff in
there, too. In fact, it doesn't mention anywhere at

> You need to follow the directions in the mod_jk howto. The directions
> assume you know a little about both apache and tomcat standalone
> configuration first before attempting to connect the two.

Well, I've set up more Apache servers than I care to remember,
but this is my first Tomcat attempt. However I did go through the
"Minimalist" guide and managed to get it working in stand-alone
mode. I guess I'll have to continue to try to find current,
relevant documentation. I'll try the mod_jk howto for starters.

Thanks for your response.

Bill Kocik
Taos - Santa Clara, CA

Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of.

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