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From Phillip Pi <...@zimage.com>
Subject Re: Newbie Question with Apache Tomcat v6.0.18 in Windows XP SP2.
Date Tue, 07 Apr 2009 21:38:00 GMT
On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 02:10:39PM -0700, Phillip Pi wrote:
> > >>>I was asked to set up a Tomcat's proxy server in Windows (using XP SP2).

> > >>Question 1: What is "Tomcat's proxy server"?
> > >
> > >Apache Tomcat to act like a proxy server so other PCs, on the LAN, can
> > >go through it to access the Internet. Is this not a correct way to set
> > >up?
> > 
> > What you want is probably Apache httpd, not Apache Tomcat.
> > And in httpd, look up "forward proxy" in
> > http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_proxy.html
> > 
> > 
> > >I thought Apache Tomcat already includes Apache.
> > 
> > That is probably what got you confused.
> > "Apache" is a generic name for many different software projects.
> > (check http://www.apache.org/, the list below "Projects").
> > One of them is "Apache HTTP Server" (which is generally what people mean 
> > by "Apache" or "Apache webserver"). Another one is "Apache Tomcat" (or 
> > "Tomcat" for short), which is a java servlet engine (container?).
> > They are two different things, which /can/ work together, but also 
> > separately.
> 
> Thanks. Let me share this with my boss to see what she says. Maybe she 
> did get confused.

OK, she said we need Tomcat because of PAC scripts to do the proxy auto 
configurations. So, do I still need to do the Apache server? If so, then 
can I put both Tomcat and Apache on one machine to act a server and 
another computer?

The reason for this that I need to test Internet (not Intranet) Web 
pages through proxies.
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