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From Eddie Bush <>
Subject Re: AJP vs WARP Connector
Date Mon, 17 Jun 2002 18:14:18 GMT
Excellent reply - exactly what I wanted to know!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Turner, John" <>
To: "'Tomcat Users List'" <>
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 1:19 PM
Subject: RE: AJP vs WARP Connector

> The WARP connector is more recent than the AJP connector, as far as I
> The WARP connector has some fairly serious limitations at the moment,
> among them the inability to differentiate between static and dynamic
> content.  In other words, if you're using the WARP connector, ALL requests
> are served by tomcat...apache is nothing but a pass-through adding a layer
> of overhead.
> In the future, it looks like the WARP connector is the way to go, but if
> you've got a heavy-traffic site with mixed content, I would think you are
> better off with the AJP connector for now, letting apache do what it is
> there to do: serve content.  Then you can send servlet and JSP requests to
> tomcat.
> John Turner
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eddie Bush []
> Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 1:41 PM
> To: Tomcat Users Mailing List
> Subject: AJP vs WARP Connector
> What is the difference between these two?  Why do they both exist?  I was
> looking over the docs, and the only reason I see for having both of them
> that one does load-balancing.  Is this what's going on?  Is one
> I'm not trying to be 'pointed' - just to figure out when it would be
> appropriate to use either connection.
> Right now I am using the WARP connection fairly successfully, but thought
> perhaps the AJP connect was the 'latest and best' thing.
> Thanks!
> Eddie

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