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From Sriram Narayanan <sriram...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Optimal Settings to use Tomcat as a HTTP File Server
Date Sat, 11 Jun 2011 08:34:27 GMT
I re-read my own responses. It looks like some context has not come
across in the non-interative nature of email.

I myself agree that common practice is not the same as best practice,
though in my experience as a developer + sysadmin for the past few
years, it is indeed ideal to separate the serving of static content
from the service of application responses.

-- Sriram

On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Sriram Narayanan <sriramnrn@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 1:14 AM, Christopher Schultz
> <chris@christopherschultz.net> wrote:
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>> Sriram,
>>
>> On 6/10/2011 1:49 PM, Sriram Narayanan wrote:
>>> Having one application serve static content, and having other
>>> applications serve other content (accept http requests, perform some
>>> processing, and send back responses, for e.g.), is actually a widely
>>> accepted and tested mechanism of using various stacks for various
>>> tasks.
>>
>> Sure, but it's not always necessary. More moving parts when they aren't
>> necessary just results in tougher management and greater opportunity for
>> security mistakes.
>>
>
> For those that need it, this is what is done. Phrases such as "moving
> parts", etc give the impression that it's all going to be very
> complicated when it's not.
>
>>> In fact, the vast majority of websites out there specifically stick in
>>> proxies and such in front of tomcat for  SSL termination, load
>>> balancing, and static content serving.
>>
>> I'm not sure I would say "the vast majority", but certainly many are.
>> There's no need to give the impression that some other web server in
>> front of Tomcat is a best practice: it's merely a common practice.
>>
>
> This is not giving an impression. There's a reason that this is common practice.
>
>> - -chris
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