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From "Remy Maucherat" <>
Subject Re: Rephrased: Maximum number of simultaneous HTTP connections
Date Mon, 03 Apr 2006 13:07:57 GMT
On 4/3/06, Leon Rosenberg <> wrote:
> Why then using tomcat at all? What's wrong with writing own app, which
> listens on a socket and does whatever it has to do? Before you have to
> rape tomcat to perform a task it was never designed for...

Yes, indeed. In many cases, it would seem all you want to do is layer
some sort of custom protocol over HTTP (= use a fake HTTP request to
establish the connection, and then do whatever you want; since there's
control over the client and the server, parsing the HTTP artifacts
will not be a problem). Tomcat (or any other high level container),
the Servlet API, and maybe HTTP itself could get in the way of such
usage, and a simple low level solution could be better.

Rémy Maucherat
Developer & Consultant
JBoss Inc

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