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From "Mark R. Diggory" <>
Subject mod_webapp (was: Re: TOMCAT-STANDALONE needed with Apache Server?)
Date Thu, 10 Oct 2002 22:13:17 GMT
Hi all,

This is a little confusing, I notice that in 4.1's server.xml file it 
still has the WARP connector as the "default" example of connecting up 
to apache. If what you say is the case, should this be mod_jk instead? 
i.e. Shouldn't this be a more appropriate connector example that works 
on both Windows and other platforms, expecially if mod_webapp is dead?


>  <!-- The MOD_WEBAPP connector is used to connect Apache 1.3 with Tomcat 4.0
>       as its servlet container. Please read the README.txt file coming with
>       the WebApp Module distribution on how to build it.
>       (Or check out the "jakarta-tomcat-connectors/webapp" CVS repository)
>       To configure the Apache side, you must ensure that you have the
>       "ServerName" and "Port" directives defined in "httpd.conf".  Then,
>       lines like these to the bottom of your "httpd.conf" file:
>         LoadModule webapp_module libexec/
>         WebAppConnection warpConnection warp localhost:8008
>         WebAppDeploy examples warpConnection /examples/
>       The next time you restart Apache (after restarting Tomcat, if needed)
>       the connection will be established, and all applications you make
>       visible via "WebAppDeploy" directives can be accessed through Apache.
>  -->
>  <!-- Define an Apache-Connector Service -->
>  <Service name="Tomcat-Apache">
>    <Connector className="org.apache.catalina.connector.warp.WarpConnector"
>     port="8008" minProcessors="5" maxProcessors="75"
>     enableLookups="true" appBase="webapps"
>     acceptCount="10" debug="0"/>
>    <Engine className="org.apache.catalina.connector.warp.WarpEngine"
>     name="Apache" debug="0">
>      <Logger className="org.apache.catalina.logger.FileLogger"
>              prefix="apache_log." suffix=".txt"
>              timestamp="true"/>
>      <Realm className="org.apache.catalina.realm.MemoryRealm" />
>    </Engine>
>  </Service>

Turner, John wrote:

>First, you don't need Apache.  Tomcat works just fine in stand-alone mode.
>Don't bother with Apache and connectors unless you absolutely need it, or
>have aversions to running Tomcat on port 80.
>Second, stay away from mod_webapp (WARP).  AFAIK, it isn't active anymore,
>and it wasn't finished when the activity stopped anyway.  The current stable
>connector is mod_jk (JK/AJP13).  Also available is mod_jk2 (JK2), but that
>has been designated as "beta" by the team.  Choose the one you want to use.
>Third, there are several HOWTOs for Windows and other platforms, like this
>one from Robert Sowders using JK2:
>Search the archives for others.
>If you choose to use Tomcat in stand-alone, you don't need any of the other
>connectors enabled in server.xml.  Conversely, if you do decide to go the
>Apache + connector route, you don't need the stand-alone connector enabled
>in server.xml.  Just comment out the connectors you don't need and restart
>The default connector for JK is port 8009, I believe.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Chris Wolcott []
>>Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 11:50 AM
>>To: Tomcat Users List
>>Subject: TOMCAT-STANDALONE needed with Apache Server?
>>I'm new to the world of Apache and Jakarta. I notice TOMCAT 
>>by default 
>>has the TOMCAT-STANDALONE instance defined by default, and the 
>>TOMCAT-APACHE instance commented out with no connectors, etc 
>>defined. I 
>>loaded Apache 2.0 and TOMCAT 4.0 on my Win 2K Svr box. Do I NEED the 
>>stand-alone instance of TOMCAT? Do I need all those connectors on the 
>>different ports? What is used by the mod_jk interface from Apache to 
>>TOMCAT? I tried mod_webapp, but Apache said it could not find it even 
>>though I DL'd a win32 version of the .so and accompanying 
>>libapr.dll to 
>>the MODULES directory. (I went back to the mod_jk method)
>>I have read multiple pages on setting up TOMCAT, and all seem to be 
>>different or not appropriate for my needs. Anyone have a good page to 
>>help me setup Apache/Tomcat and JSP/SERVLETS/BEANS on a 
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