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From David Mossakowski <dm...@Instinet.Com>
Subject Re: Hooking up Tomcat to Apache
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2002 17:15:01 GMT
See below

Peter Alvin wrote:
> Tomcat is running fine in standalone mode but I'm having difficulty
> hooking it up to Apache.
> I've configured Tomcat's server.xml file and I have an include file
> in Apache's httpd.conf file that points to a copy of the auto
> -generated tomcat-apache.conf file (where I've corrected the path to
> the module).
> When surf to I get a "Cannot find server"
> page (interestingly, not a 404).
> If you don't mind, I have a few questions.
> 1) Fact1: When tomcat runs in standalone mode, its default port is
> 8080.  Fact2: my auto-generated tomcat-apache.conf file has the line
> "ApJServDefaultPort 8007".  Question: Does that mean I have to
> manually start Tomcat on 8007 (instead of 8080) in order to handle
> the requests from Apache?
No.  8007 is not the same as 8080 (obviously).  8080 is an HTTP 
connector that you can get to through a browser.  8007 port is for the 
AJP connector to send requests over.  They must be different.  You 
should see the 8007 port in your file for the AJP 

> 2) Does the adaptor, mod_jserv, open up a TCP connection to Tomcat in
> order to pass requests?  I guess so.  This sounds inefficient.
That's the 8007 port.

> 3) There is another line in the tomcat-apache.conf file that states
> "ApJServManual on", which, according to the manual says this:
> "Instruct jserv not to start the Tomcat process. Automatically
> starting Tomcat is not implemented yet."   If that is true, how do I
> configure Tomcat to start automatically along with Apache?
> /etc/inittab for starting during system boot?
> My overall goal is to have only *.htm files
> ( handled by Tomcat.
I think this is a typo.  Tomcat should be handling the .jsp files and 
the HTML files should be left to apache to handle.

> Peter Alvin
David Mossakowski

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