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From Brad O'Hearne <br...@neurofire.com>
Subject Re: why use mod_jk?
Date Fri, 24 Feb 2006 15:11:10 GMT
Question below:

On Feb 24, 2006, at 2:05 AM, Bill Barker wrote:

>
> "Brad O'Hearne" <brado@neurofire.com> wrote in message
> news:43FEC571.60007@neurofire.com...
>> mod_proxy_ajp? Yet another twist. Its just hard for me to believe  
>> that
>> "how do I integrate tomcat and apache httpd?" is such a mystery /  
>> unknown.
>> This seems like it would be question #1 on any Tomcat FAQ.
>>
>> So where can I found out more about mod_proxy_ajp. Is there a Tomcat
>> resource which explains the configuration of it?
>>
>
> Nope, since it all under the Httpd project :).  You can start with:
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_proxy.html, and then move  
> on to
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_proxy_ajp.html.
>
> The simplest configuration looks like:
>   ProxyPass /myapp ajp://localhost:8009/myapp

Ok, I understand what it is trying to do here. But I assume there is  
a connector that has to be loaded in Tomcat to enable listening for  
the ajp protocol on port 8009, no? Is there documentation about this  
anywhere?

Brad

>
>
>> Brad
>>
>>
>> Bill Barker wrote:
>>
>>> "Brad O'Hearne" <brado@neurofire.com> wrote in message
>>> news:43FEBA07.3020707@neurofire.com...
>>>
>>>> After wasting time trying to configure mod_jk, I thought I'd  
>>>> just wipe my
>>>> mind free and just play dumb for a moment. If Apache can proxy  
>>>> requests
>>>> using mod_proxy, what is the benefit of using mod_jk as an  
>>>> integration
>>>> technique between httpd and tomcat, if integration is *not* in- 
>>>> process,
>>>> which I understand is not recommended for Tomcat 5.5?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Actually, in-process with mod_jk is only supported (and, I use  
>>> the term
>>> lightly :) for TC 3.3.x.  For any higher versions it doesn't work  
>>> at all.
>>>
>>> You've managed to grasp the deep, dark plan of the Tomcat  
>>> developers:  It
>>> is expected that people will migrate to mod_proxy_ajp with Httpd  
>>> 2.2+, and
>>> mod_jk is expected to move to supporting IIS/SunOne only (and,  
>>> the later
>>> only if somebody steps up with interest :).
>>>
>>>
>>>> Brad
>>>
>>>
>>>
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