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From "Pier P. Fumagalli" <>
Subject Re: Help w/ Tomcat 4.0b6 and Apache
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2001 14:44:51 GMT
I'm almost done with a PATCH to fix that... I should be able to commit it
later tonight...


Jeff Hoare at wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm using it but as you have found out I think very few ppl are using it on
> this list. I was able to view servlets thru apache, but the integration fails
> whenever I try reading any data (I use the post method for form data). I
> found a java null pointer exception in the catalina log trying to read from
> the input stream, which I guess is the problem. I have posted a bug on the
> bugzilla site. As with your experience everything works flawlessly when
> accessing the servlets thru tomcat directly, but seems broken when using the
> apache-tomcat extension. This could be some mis-configuration, or a bug but
> either way the lack of any response is not encouraging.
> I know this is no help, but at least someone else is suffering as well :-).
> If I get any response I'll post it to this list
> Jeff
> On Wednesday 25 July 2001 03:45, you wrote:
>> Folks:
>> I have received but a single response to my multiple posts
>> regarding Tomcat 4 Beta 6 and Apache, but, alas, it, was not helpful.
>> Given the otherwise high level of activity on this list, I must again ask
>> this question:
>> "Is anybody on this list successfully using Tomcat 4 with Apache??"
>> If so, I would desperately like to know your configuration and see the
>> relevant parts of your server.xml, apache configs, and know what
>> module/version you are using as bridge between Apache and Tomcat.
>> Our desired benchmark is simply to achieve the same behaviors from the
>> example JSP's through port 80 (via Apache) as we do through port 8080.
>> It has taken enormous effort just to get something limping along, but still
>> the transport between Apache and Tomcat (mod_webapp) is clearly broken -
>> key header variables have default values instead of actual values,
>> preventing the application from using sessions or accessing the proper
>> values of header variables.
>> As an example, the "snoop" JSP provides reasonable values when executed
>> from port 8080 but reports mostly null's and -1's, when executed from port
>> 80.
>> We are using the latest versions of everything - Tomcat milestone 4.0b6,
>> apr, and mod_webapp CVS snapshot.  We have tried using the Java Warp code
>> that comes with Tomcat, and replacing it with the Java part of the
>> mod_webapp build.
>> I have also rebuilt mod_webapp with --enable-debug and see NO DIFFERENCE
>> WHATSOEVER in the log contents.
>> Any ideas at all would be appreciated.  If I don't get any responses I will
>> have to conclude that nobody is actually using Tomcat 4.  However, I find
>> it difficult to justify that conclusion for a distribution in its 6th
>> Beta!!
>> Thanks,
>> Mark
>> --
>> Mark Dzmura
>> Digital Mission LLC

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