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Subject Apache + Tomcat HOWTO suggestions (was RE: mod_webapp)
Date Mon, 08 Oct 2001 15:47:34 GMT

Oh, my goodness.  I'm so glad ( i know that sounds odd) to see 
these posts!!

I'm a newbie, andI've been trying to figure out how to connect 
Apache and Tomcat for like a week now.  I don't have a lot of free 
time to spend on it, but I've been looking/running searches at the 
Apache site, and digging through the Tomcat site.  

I see many repeated references, mostly in this forum, to 

--  ajp13 
--  mod_jk
--  mod_webapp
--  "warp" ??

But nothing explaining what they are or how to install them.  I'm 
assuming all three somehow relate to Apache <-->Tomcat 
communication, but I'm completely lost, and not afraid to admit it.  
What are the benefits of using one over another?  Are they 
standalone, or do some of them need to be used together?  I'm also 
not clear on whether there are differences in how to configure the 
communication from one version of Tomcat to another...I'm using 
Tomcat 4.0 and Apache 1.3.19...

I want to thank the folks that have been pressing on the list for some 
documentation of these components...for hte last week, before i got 
on this list, I thought I was just missing something, but now I see that 
the documentation just isn't there.

Can someone (not necessarily a developer) please please take a 
minute and write a step-by-step basic install of Apache<-->Tomcat 
communication?  I don't even know if I have to recompile Apache, or 
if just dropping a module into place + editing a config file will do the 

Also, since ( for whatever reason ) the developers aren't having time 
to complete this documentation themselves, perhaps if the folks on 
this list are able to provide this step-by-step HOWTO, then it could 
somehow be added into the official documentation on the site.  That 
would settle the matter, and provide the info in a place (the official 
site) where I'm sure many more people are looking as well...

I'm just trying to throw out some suggestions, since this seems to be 
a topic that's generating a lot of interest on the list...

Apologies if I've offended anyone, or repeated suggestions, etc.  I 
was just getting **SO** frustrated trying to work this out on my own, 
and now I see I'm not alone....

It helps...  : )


On 8 Oct 2001, at 15:18, GOMEZ Henri wrote:

> >There are many combinations that can occur (Apache 1.3.x/2.x 
> >and Tomcat 3.2.3/3.3/4.0) and the forums are rife with repeated questions 
> >that are not being answered.
> >
> >We are expected to noodle over here to someone's homepage for 
> >some info:
> >
> >
> >and mosey around the web hoping to find modules and install docs.
> the documentation at is
> updated (connectionTimeout should be ZERO) .
> the java part are where indicated and the mod_jk binaries could be
> grabbed from latest Tomcat 3.3 release candidate :
> At least Windows, Netware, Linux ;)

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