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From "Mike Curwen" <>
Subject RE: Servlet gateway to legacy cgi application
Date Thu, 28 Oct 2004 14:32:43 GMT
Maybe it's too obvious to say ... but does the cgi servlet (that comes with
Tomcat) fit your needs ?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shawn Church [] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 9:58 PM
> To:
> Subject: Servlet gateway to legacy cgi application
> I am planning to migrate an old cgi (actually iSeries/AS/400 
> Net.DATA) application to Java, but in the meantime I would 
> like to create a servlet-based gateway to the application, so 
> that all requests are filtered through this gateway prior to 
> being forwarded to the cgi application. Likewise, all 
> responses should flow back through the servlet.
> I would also like to use Apache as the web server.  I have no 
> problem integrating Apache and Tomcat, but I'm not sure of 
> the best method of sitting in front of the cgi app.
> I am needing to do this to integrate security with other Java 
> apps (running on other servers), and it would be convenient 
> if I could develop a "gateway" app to filter requests to the 
> cgi application.
> I would appreciate some pointers on how to approach this.  I 
> would prefer to handle this in my own custom servlet, but if 
> there is something already built into Tomcat I would like to 
> know about it.
> Thanks,
> Shawn

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