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From Oded Arbel <>
Subject Re: Apache + Tomcat, Tomcat only handles JSP in localhost
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2006 17:46:14 GMT
On Tuesday, 10 בJanuary 2006 14:31, Warren Pace wrote:
> > The most important reason that I use an Apache frontend for tomcat,
> > which is probably not relevant to the original poster, is that
> > under Unix only root processes can open port 80 (the default HTTP
> > port), and so if tomcat is configured to serve pages on port 80, it
> > must run as root.

> You can use jsvc to run tomcat as a non-priviledged user on port 80.

That is very interesting - I was not aware of that capability of jsvc. 
Currently neither of my production operating systems (Mandriva and 
RedHat) offer this as a package, but I'll check it out.


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