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From Anoop kumar V <anoopkum...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache+Tomcat
Date Wed, 11 May 2005 12:37:40 GMT
We use tomcat standalone on production - most of our pages are dynamic (95%) 
and the user load is ~7000 and it has been behaving awesome - we use 4.1.31.

hth,
Anoop 

On 5/11/05, Nikola Milutinovic <Nikola.Milutinovic@ev.co.yu> wrote:
> 
> Praveen KUMAR wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am little bit confuse in following decision:
> >
> > Should be use
> >
> > 1- Apache (2.0.54) + Tomcat (5.0.28) in production with tomcat
> > listener (through Coyote connector) configured with mod_jk (1.2.12)
> > with apache
> > 2- Or Standalone Tomcat (with their standard apache provided by tomcat)
> >
> > What would be difference in both the scenarios in terms of performance
> > and reliability?
> 
> Scenario 2 is easier to implement, there are fewer things that can break
> and less config files to maintain. Scenario 1 gives you a unified
> setting of your web space. You just simply know that you have one
> front-end, Apache. In that case Apache receives the initial HTTP request
> and can handle parts of it.
> 
> The most interesting aspect of such a setup are authentication and
> redirection. While Tomcat has some rudimentary aliasing, Apache is
> superrior when it comes to URL rewriting, redirections and proxying. On
> the field of authentication, Tomcat supports HTTP-Basic, HTTP-Digest and
> SSL-based authentication. Apache can add to that SPNEGO (Kerberos5, read
> Microsoft Active Directory Service), plus several backend mechs for the
> Basic and Digest (LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL,...). Tomcat can only benefit
> from that.
> 
> My advice to you, if you're learning or experimenting, use Tomcat
> StandAlone. If you're thinking production, gather your requrements and
> see what fits you best. It could again very well be TC standalone.
> 
> Nix.
> 
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Thanks and best regards,
Anoop

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