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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 08:00:28 GMT
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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