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From "Chad Arimura" <>
Subject RE: Apache/Tomcat Appbase
Date Wed, 03 Sep 2003 22:40:59 GMT

Thanks Iain.

We have a pretty complex virtual host setup already configured in Apache
which is why I felt it best to use apache as a front-end.  It's also for
educational purpose.


-----Original Message-----
From: Iain McClure [] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 2:42 PM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: Apache/Tomcat Appbase

Sounds OK to me if you're simply using Tomcat to handle *.jsp files.

However, you'll still need a "work" directory configured in Tomcat to
compile the pages into, and separate config files etc. for Tomcat.

A reason for keeping them separate would be to simplify servlet/jsp
deployment into the Tomcat container.  Also, if you're writing JSP pages
exclusively, why not use Tomcat as a standalone server, and skip Apache


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chad Arimura" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 7:18 PM
Subject: Apache/Tomcat Appbase

> I'm new to tomcat so this question might not make sense.
> Is it a security risk (or a bad practice) to make the appbase of both
> apache httpd and Tomcat the same?  To me, it seems logical because
> I can serve .jsp files through Tomcat, and all other content through
> httpd without having to put these contents in different directories...
> (eg /var/www/myApp and /usr/tomcat/myApp).
> I'm using Tomcat 4.1, Apache 2, and jk2.
> Thanks,
> Chad Arimura
> AllDorm Inc.
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