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From "Nathan Christiansen" <>
Subject Problems with mod_jk and Apache SetHandler
Date Wed, 08 Oct 2003 19:30:18 GMT

I have a problem with Tomcat not being called from Apache when Apache has a SetHandler configured
for a particular virtual host. 

For standalone JSP pages Tomcat is called and the JSP runs fine, but trying to access servlets
gives me a 404 error.

For instance, I get the error_log file shows: "File does not exist: /var/tomcat4/webapps/cm/servlet/cm/welcome"


Server OS: RH 7.3
Server Apache: 1.3.27
Tomcat Version: 4.1.24

Most of our new site is being done with Mason (PERL's version of JSP). However, my part of
the site is based on Tomcat.

All of my code worked fine on my development server, but when I migrated the code to our testing
server the Mason code handler tried to handle the requests for my servlet. (e.g. the error_log
showed: "File does not exist: /home/httpd/redesign/cm/servlet/cm/welcome")

The programmer who was writing the handler re-wrote the handler send an Apache::Declined for
the /cm top level directory. This made Apache look for the servlet in another place. (e.g.
the error_log showed: "File does not exist: /var/tomcat4/webapps/cm/servlet/cm/welcome")

This also made the the standalone JSP file start working.

There must be a simple configuration problem somewhere, but I can't seem to find it.

The http.conf file includes the following directives for the Mason handler:

  <FilesMatch  "\.html*$|\.csv$|\.txt$|^[^.]*$">
    SetHandler perl-script
    PerlHandler Mason::Site::Redesign
    PerlLogHandler Mason::Site::Redesign->loghandler

I added the following to the .conf file (these config lines worked on my dev server):

  Alias /cm/ "/var/tomcat4/webapps/cm/"

  <Directory "/var/tomcat4/webapps/cm">
  Options FollowSymLinks
  DirectoryIndex index.jsp index.html index.htm

  <Location "/cm/WEB-INF/*">
  AllowOverride None
  Deny from all

  <Location "/cm/META-INF/*">
  AllowOverride None
  Deny from all

  JkMount /cm/*.html ajp13
  JkMount /cm/*.jsp ajp13
  JkMount /cm/servlet/* ajp13
  JkMount /cm/servlet/cm/* ajp13

What am I doing wrong?


-- Nathan Christiansen
   Tahitian Noni International

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