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From Michael Jerger <>
Subject Re: How to limit tomcats thread consumption?
Date Fri, 08 Apr 2011 06:56:54 GMT
Am Dienstag, 5. April 2011, 18:13:57 schrieb Michael Jerger:
> Andre wrote:
> > That is one of those areas where giving a precise answer is not easy,
> > because it depends on so many things..
> > 
> > You can run two separate Apache httpd instances of course, each with its
> > individual MaxClients setting.  But then you will have to give them
> > separate listening ports, which may or may not make other things more
> > complicated in your case.
> I'm not shure about this - let me figure this out the next days. Are you
> interested in a way to run two instances on the same port?
> I think I've seen such a configuration allready ...

Found out how it works ... but I think, this solution is new only to me - but 
anyhow :-)

Many apache instances on one machine can run
* either on 1IP & different ports
* or on different IPs & same port

> thank you very much for the elaborated answer - there are some good points
> to think about.
> On question left for me (I think, you asked it allready) - why using apache
> in front of tomcat at all - if its so complicated to configure?
> Do you have an answer to that question?
> For me the answer is - security, loadbalancing and client certificate
> handling - at least in general and for larger applications.
> In my scenario described the only good argument would be security - have
> you ever done/seen an pentest to tomcat without fronting apache?
> Do you have a good starting point to read about this topic?

Kind regadrs,

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