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From Milt Epstein <>
Subject Re: Can't get tomcat 4 to work with mod_jk and Apache
Date Wed, 21 Aug 2002 15:55:19 GMT
On Wed, 21 Aug 2002, Scott Adamson wrote:

> Yes I have read the other threads and all the documentation, and I
> didn't find anyone else with exactly the same problem. I don't think
> I have abused this list at all (if Tomcat was documented properly I
> doubt I would need to ask questions), apologies for the duplicates,
> but there seems to be a delay of several hours between my messages
> being sent and appearing on the list, I didn't know this so I resent
> it. Yes I will keep using this list as I don't see other way to get
> the damn thing to work, I believe I have exhausted all other
> sources. I can't spare the time + bandwidth for a flame war with you
> Milt, so unless you want to talk about Tomcat, I think I will ignore
> this thread.

More than half my post below was about Tomcat, with suggestions on how
you can solve your problem.  The other problem may not have been
*exactly* the same as yours, but it was *very close*, close enough
that I'd strongly suspect that what worked there (as well as some of
the other comments/suggestions in that thread) will give you a lot of
useful information in coming up with a solution to yours.  You can't
expect to have a solution handed to you on a silver platter, you may
need to take the suggestions and play around with them, try some
variations.  Yes, I know it can be frustrating, but sometimes that's
what you have to do.

Yes, Tomcat's documentation is not perfect, especially when it comes
to connecting Tomcat to Apache -- lots of people have complained about
it, including me -- but it is a volunteer project, and documentation
is often the lowest priority.

> - Original Message -----
> From: "Milt Epstein" <>
> To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 3:56 PM
> Subject: Re: Can't get tomcat 4 to work with mod_jk and Apache
> > On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Scott Adamson wrote:
> >
> > > I have been trying for the last week to get Apache + mod_jk + Tomcat
> > > 4 to work.  I have confirmed that Tomcat works on 8080, confirmed
> > > that Apache is running.
> > [ ... ]
> >
> > FWIW, I think it's kind of obnoxious to post essentially the same
> > message asking for help so many times over such a short period.  This
> > list is a community resource for people to help each other, but that
> > doesn't mean you should abuse it and use it as if it's your own
> > personal help list.
> >
> > Further, there is another current thread covering pretty much the same
> > situation as yours -- someone with similar configuration and similar
> > symptoms (e.g. the error message appearing in the apache logs).  Did
> > you even see that thread?  That person managed to get his setup
> > working, and posted how he did so.  I suggest you take a look at that
> > thread, particularly that final post, for info that you should be able
> > to use to get things going.  The title of that thread is
> > "Apache 1.3.20 + Tomcat + (mod_jk or mod_webapp) for SuSE 7.3  Linux?".
> >
> > Basically, there is something in your Apache config that is preventing
> > Apache from passing the relevant URL to Tomcat.  That might be the
> > particular JK directives you have (e.g. the JkMount's), or something
> > about where you have them in your httpd.conf file.  If the particular
> > suggestions in the other thread don't help you, you're going to need
> > to play around with things to get them working, change the directives
> > slightly, move them around, etc.
> >

Milt Epstein
Research Programmer
Systems and Technology Services (STS)
Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

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