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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Cannot set remote address in valve (Tomcat 5.5)
Date Fri, 02 Oct 2009 14:45:08 GMT
Christopher Schultz wrote:
> Mark,
> 
> On 10/2/2009 5:55 AM, Mark Thomas wrote:
>> Elli Albek wrote:
>>> A few reasons why not to do this as a servlet filter:
>>>
>>> 1. There are many web apps on the server and I don't want to include the
>>> filter in each.
>> You don't have to. Configure it in the global web.xml.
> 
> Are the filters configured in conf/web.xml considered "before" those in
> WEB-INF/web.xml... that is, will they be called before the
> webapp-defined ones?

I believe so, yes.

>>> 2. There are other valves like request filters that cannot work without the
>>> correct IP, as well as custom login valve.
>> Filters should be OK providing they are defined in the right order.
> 
> Aren't all Valves always called before Filters?

Yes.

Mark




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