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From Jeff Howard <je...@email.unc.edu>
Subject Re: Simple configuration seems to work ...
Date Wed, 23 Jul 2003 15:15:21 GMT
Thanks for the explanation John.

Jeff


John Turner wrote:

>
> If you have Apache, there's no need to use 8080 at all, and you can 
> even disable that connector in server.xml.
>
> To do so, you would use a connector (mod_jk or mod_jk2).  This gets 
> loaded by Apache, and then you map various request URIs to be sent to 
> Tomcat, such as "/*.jsp" and "/servlet/*".  Then Apache serves your 
> static content (GIF, HTML, JPEG), and Tomcat serves JSP and servlet.
>
> Or, you can just run Tomcat alone on port 80.  Tomcat is perfectly 
> capable of serving HTML, GIF, and the like without needing Apache at all.
>
> So, right now you are using a little bit of both with no integration. 
> This is do-able, but probably not optimal.  You can choose to use 
> Apache + Tomcat with a connector (100% integration), or you can just 
> use Tomcat alone (0% integration and no additional overhead from 
> Apache).  There are pros and cons to either solution, use what works 
> best for you and fits your environment.
>
> Jeff Howard wrote:
>
>> John,
>>
>> The webpages get called by http://<ip address>/path.   There's no :8080
>> there. Don't I still need Apache for those pages? I only place I use 
>> :8080
>> is in some of the webpages when I want to process a servlet.
>>
>> Jeff
>>
>> John Turner wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Only comment is that with :8080 on the URL there is no need for 
>>> Apache at all.
>>>
>>> John
>>>
>>> Jeff Howard wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I just finished setting up Red Hat 9, JDK 1.4, Apache 2.0.40 and 
>>>> Tomcat 4.1
>>>> with help from folks on the list. After all is said and done, it 
>>>> wasn't too bad.
>>>>
>>>> Here's a quick summary of what I did. Maybe this will help others 
>>>> and at
>>>> the same time if there's something wrong or missing maybe someone 
>>>> can point
>>>> that out as well.
>>>>
>>>> - Installed Red Hat 9
>>>> - Installed JDK 1.4
>>>> - Installed Apache 2.0.40
>>>> - Installed Tomcat binary. (Had trouble geting rpm to work)
>>>>    - Copied the Tomcat "examples" directory to a new (parallel) 
>>>> directory called "myapp"
>>>>    - Edited the server.xml file and added a context for "myapp"
>>>>    - Deposited my existing servlets in 
>>>> /var/tomcat/webapps/myapp/WEB-INF/classes
>>>>       where "tomcat" is a link to my tomcat install
>>>>    - Restarted tomcat
>>>>    - Edited my html references to servlets to be http://<ip 
>>>> address>:8080/myapp/servlet/<servlet name>
>>>>
>>>> This appears to work. I didn't edit any of the web.xml files or 
>>>> install any connector(s)
>>>> to Apache. I'm a novice at this so perhaps some of this needs to be 
>>>> done but the webpages
>>>> execute the servlets and the results are accurate. Does anyone have 
>>>> any comments, suggestions?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks very much to everyone that provided help along the way.
>>>>
>>>> Jeff
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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