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From Sriram Narayanan <>
Subject Re: Optimal Settings to use Tomcat as a HTTP File Server
Date Sat, 11 Jun 2011 08:00:28 GMT
On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 1:14 AM, Christopher Schultz
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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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