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From B Wiley <>
Subject Re: setting up tomcat/JBOSS with apache
Date Thu, 16 Dec 2004 19:24:18 GMT
Hello Wendy, tomcat sits inside jboss and handles the jsps and servlets. I 
guess this could just be a tomcat/apache question.

The reason I'm asking is because I know for a fact when you use RESIN 
(another j2ee container) . You can have your jsps and servlets sitting 
ANYWHERE on the server, like in the same place your static content is and 
setup apache to send those requests to resin and setup resin to listen for 

But when I use JBOSS with tomcat I have to have my jsp's and servlets 
sitting in the webapps folder specifically and map to them there.

Okay let me rephrase everything. I have a file in my 
/var/www/htdocs/index.jsp and I want tomcat to see it there directly not in 
webapps under tomcat. I don't want the index.jsp in webapps/root/index.jsp 
then map it to apache2 with mod_jk - I don't think it can be done by just 
adding a handler to httpd.conf...

Thanks for giving this some thought, I'm probably in the wrong mailing list 
and not making any sense

At 10:47 AM 12/16/2004, you wrote:
>From: "B Wiley" <>
> > All I
> > see online and in every example is how mod_Jk helps you knock out the
> > :8080 but the apps have to be sitting in webapps.
>No, they don't.  For example the 'manager' webapp that ships with Tomcat
>does not live under 'webapps'.
> >The reason I'm asking is I was hosting a site on a resin server and that
> >server seems to have the setup I was describing, you can keep your apps on
> >apache and just configure the http.conf.
>Seems like it's more trouble than it's worth, to me.  But if you can come up
>with URL patterns that need to be handed off to Tomcat, plus convince Apache
>not to serve anything under WEB-INF directly, then I'm sure you could get it
>to work.
>What problem are you trying to solve by doing this?  (And what does it have
>to do with JBOSS?  I skipped it initially because I don't use JBOSS, but
>your question only seems to deal with Tomcat/Apache/JK configuration.)
>Wendy Smoak
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