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From Michael Liermann <>
Subject Re: Issue with Apache 2.2.3, Tomcat 6.0.29, and Flex
Date Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:04:38 GMT
Hi Martin,

Martin Kuen wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> did you verify that your flex app is sending something when you hit the
> login button? (e.g. using wireshark)
I have not done that as yet, but will give that a try. Thing is, it 
behaves as intended when called by IP, so I can't see it not sending 
anything when the page it's embedded in is called by DNS name instead.
> As you referring to a "compiled flex application", I am somewhat tempted to
> assume that you didn't write it on your own (?)
Our inhouse coders developed it. I had no hand in writing it. It is a 
compiled app that uses a text config file in /etc to specify the address 
of the backend Tomcat server.
> --> Do you have a flash *debug* player installed? Otherwise, you won't see
> any errors, which are thrown by the flash app (and not handled).
No, but I'll give that a try, too. Thanks for the suggestions - will 
report back my results.

> Martin
> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 12:56 PM, Michael Liermann <>wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> we have a testing server up that is running CentOS 5.4 32 bit, Java version
>> 1.6.0_20, Apache 2.2.3 and Tomcat 6.0.29. Apache is set up to run two
>> name-based vhosts, which I'll call system.domain.tld and test.domain.tld for
>> short. For the test.domain.tld vhost, Apache serves a static HTML page that
>> contains a link to a compiled Flex application (.swf file). This Flex app
>> implements a login box and connects to Tomcat on the same server to
>> authenticate users and provide functionality to the app. For
>> system.domain.tld, Apache uses mod_jk and JKMount to make available a Java
>> web app (systemapi) that is used by the Flex app to authenticate.
>> When I call test.domain.tld via a web browser, Apache logs the request and
>> serves the SWF file. The SWF displays a login box; when I enter data here
>> and hit the login button...nothing happens. The Tomcat log file catalina.out
>> is set to maximum verbosity, and it logs no activity whatsoever.
>> When I use the IP address for test.domain.tld instead of the FQDN, then I
>> can log on, Tomcat generates copious entries in catalina.out, and all works
>> as intended.
>> I don't think it's my Apache vhost config, since all the parts of the
>> process that Apache is responsible for function properly in both cases. I've
>> added Alias directives for both name-based vhosts in the Host section of
>> Tomcat's server.xml, with no change.
>> Any ideas? This has me baffled.
>> Regards
>> MSL
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