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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldar...@unisys.com>
Subject RE: redirection
Date Wed, 01 Apr 2009 13:47:16 GMT
> From: mateo-jl [mailto:mateo-jl@orange.fr]
> Subject: re: redirection
> 
> i think, the best way is to use the mod_jk module. So, in a firewall
> environment, you can have your web server (Apache) in the non-protected
> area and apache will redirect all requests (http:// ....:80 or nothing)
> at your Tomcat server (http:// ....:8080) within the protected one.

In what way would that improve security?  Since all requests would be forwarded to Tomcat,
adding httpd accomplishes nothing except additional overhead and complexity.  It's silly to
place *anything* in a completely unprotected area; you would still have a firewall in place
restricting access to just ports 80 and 443, even if httpd were handling those ports.  Might
as well have Tomcat handle those ports directly.

 - Chuck


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