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From Srinadh Karumuri <skaru...@bbn.com>
Subject Re: Best Connector for Apache 2x and Tomcat 4x
Date Fri, 30 Aug 2002 13:07:34 GMT
Comments below.

At 08:49 AM 8/30/2002, Ben Souther wrote:
>Thank you,
>
>Best IS relative. That's why I explicitly stated my needs in parenthesis.
>:-)
>I'm running on RH Linux 7.1
>
>The reason I wanted to integrate the two is that I don't want to run tomcat
>as the root user but I do want to use port 80 instead of port 8080. I know
>that Apache gets started by the root user but then forks off all other
>processes to the user "nobody".
>If you know of a way to configure Tomcat to bind to port 80 without having
>its processes run by the root user, this would eliminate the need for me to
>integrate. It isn't a site with a lot of traffic or static content.

If you want to use port < 1024, per OS security, you will have to start as 
root. Another alternative is to use 'sudo' package, which will enable 
system admin to set you up to start tomcat as yourself but 'sudo' will make 
sure the process starts as root.

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Turner, John" <JTurner@AAS.com>
>To: "'Tomcat Users List'" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
>Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 8:39 AM
>Subject: RE: Best Connector for Apache 2x and Tomcat 4x
>
>
> >
> > "Best" is relative.  This question comes up *a lot*.  If you are familiar
> > with mod_jserv, mod_jk would be the logical choice.  Mod_webapp has some
> > issues.  Most people seem to be using mod_jk in production environments.
> > Note that tomcat does an OK job as a stand-alone server without apache, so
> > unless you have a need for apache's features (virtual hosting, directory
> > restrictions, rewriting, whatever) or a high-traffic site with lots of
> > static content, you might save yourself some time and effort by just using
> > tomcat.
> >
> > That said, for the HOWTO, what platform are you on?  I have a HOWTO for
> > apache 1.3 and tomcat 4 on RH 7.2 here:
> > http://www.johnturner.com/howto/apache-tomcat-howto.html  Apache2 is very
> > similar, and I will be updating the HOWTO today with additional build
> > instructions for mod_jk and apache2.
> >
> > John Turner
> > jturner@NOSPAM.aas.com
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Ben Souther [mailto:bsouther@fwdco.com]
> > > Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 8:34 AM
> > > To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> > > Subject: Best Connector for Apache 2x and Tomcat 4x
> > >
> > >
> > > Can anyone comment on which is the best (in this case, best
> > > means easiest
> > > not fastest or most flexible) connector to use for Apache2
> > > and Tomcat4x?
> > > I've used mod_jserv a couple years ago.
> > > Also, if someone could point me to a well written HOWTO for
> > > integrating the
> > > two, I would be most grateful.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > -Ben
> > >
> > >
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