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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: about Connector's attribute redirectPort
Date Fri, 12 Sep 2008 07:21:38 GMT
李征 wrote:
> at tomcat official site, 
> 
> http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-4.1-doc/config/coyote.html
> redirectPort is described as below
> 
> If this Connector is supporting non-SSL requests, and a request is received for which
a matching <security-constraint> requires SSL transport, Catalina will automatically
redirect the request to the port number specified here. The default value is 443.
> 
> 
> but i still don't understand what redirectPort is used for.
Which part of the description don't you understand?

> and actually, tomcat doesn't listen on the port specified by redirectPort,
> so how does the redirect work?
If Tomcat isn't listening on that port with a secure connector it won't work.

Mark



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