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From Bill Davidson <bill...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Confused by mpm/mod_jk
Date Fri, 15 May 2009 19:26:25 GMT
Christopher Schultz wrote:
>
> Yes, most TCP/IP stacks use 127.0.0.1 as a special-case that avoids most
> of the real stack and instead uses a kernel buffer as the data transfer
> mechanism.
>
> I just tried to benchmark my own system localhost versus a DNS name that
> resolves to an IP address handled on the same machine. The results of
> downloading a 32MiB file 100 times using each address were the same. So,
> either my previous statement is invalid or my Linux kernel is smart
> enough to know that the same type of "localhost" optimization can be
> performed when the destination IP is on the local machine.
>   

Well, at least it's a security thing then.  Even if the firewall
somehow got opened up, Tomcat is still only accessible from
outside the box by going through httpd first.


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