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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: tomcat 6 apache 2.2 jk connector: auto config?
Date Thu, 15 Jan 2009 16:26:25 GMT
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John,

johnrock wrote:
> I am trying to figure out the best way to configure tomcat 6 to work under
> apache2.2 running on XP.  I have seen a way to 'auto configure' the jk
> connector, and another way to manually configure it in the httpd.conf file. 
> It seems the auto configure is easier, but are there important advantages to
> doing it the manual way? I have tried both ways and still not gotten either
> to work...but I would like to know the best way and limit my efforts to
> understanding that way.

I have found that the auto-configure feature is not really worth it: it
re-writes your configuration every time, so you can't really customize
anything unless you follow the recommendations and just run it once,
then customize.

If you want to use auto-configure and use that as a basis for your
"real" configuration, then go for it. I think that that starting from
scratch and just looking at the examples on the Tomcat site will give
you a better understanding of the whole process and ultimately result in
a configuration that you are more comfortable with and that you (should)
understand completely.

- -chris

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