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From "Bill Barker" <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 5.0.12: Proxy with mod_proxy and HttpConnector not possible?
Date Sun, 19 Oct 2003 22:17:04 GMT

"Fredrik Hrd" <> wrote in message
> Hi,
> I've been working with Tomcat for a while and just migrated my webapps to
> my Debian box. Since I'm, already running Apache I thought it a good idea
> to use Apache as a proxy for Tomcat, and for simplicity I settled for the
> solution specified at this address:
> However, when trying this solution I get a ClassNotFoundException (from
> catalina.out):
> Catalina.start: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:
> org.apache.catalina.connector.http.HttpConnector
> Furthermore, when reading up on Tomcat documentation,
> org.apache.catalina.connector.http does no longer seem to exist in Tomcat
> 5. I tried googling for the exception and for Tomcat 5 and mod_proxy, but
> ended up with nothing useful.
> So, is the documentation out of synch and I should use JK2, or did I miss
> something?

The documentation is out of synch (It's really talking about Tomcat 4.0.x).
To use mod_proxy (or any other proxy server) just set up a normal HTTP/1.1
Connector in Tomcat.  Also, the 'proxyName' and 'proxyPort' attributes are
unnecessary in Tomcat 5 as well.

> If I have to use JK, can you point me to a good reference source, the link
> in the Tomcat docs seem broken - at least I end up at the Jakarta binary
> distributions.
> Fredrik
> -- 
> fredrik at haard dot se
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