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From Ben Ricker <>
Subject Re: Can't compile mod_jk 1.2.8
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2005 00:06:44 GMT
Basically, the idea is that if you want to serve static content along 
with dynamic (i.e., Tomcat webapp generated) content, you can server 
the dynamic through mod_jk/Tomcat and server the static from Apache. 
Apache tends to be more efficient and finely tunable from the straight 
http side.

Additionally, if you want to cluster Tomcat's, the JK module is 

So, if you only serve dynamic content and do not need clustering, let 
Tomcat servr the http connections. If you need to have Tomcat on 
another server (due to DMZ security, etc), use mod_proxy to pass all 
requests from Apache to the http connector of Tomcat.

Finally, if you have static content and/or need clustering, go with 

Ben Ricker

On Jan 10, 2005, at 5:54 PM, Troy Simpson wrote:

> Parsons...
> How would mod_proxy() work?
> How is it used?
> I have not used it.
> Thanks,
> Troy
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