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From Pid <>
Subject Re: tomcat http connector
Date Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:43:34 GMT
On 22/11/2011 16:21, Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
>> From: Shanti Suresh [] 
>> Subject: Re: tomcat http connector
>> Tomcat's built-in HTTP connector can be used for production if 
>> your production traffic is light.  It is advisable to front-end
>> Tomcat with Apache.
> Sorry, that's just BS.  Back in the Tomcat 3 or 4 days, it was true to some extent, but
performance of Tomcat without httpd has been demonstrated to be equal or better.

I agree with Chuck.

>> Apache's I/O is superior to Tomcat.
> Another incorrect statement; with Tomcat's APR connector, the I/O is identical - since
it's all the same code.  Regardless, as Pid pointed out, overall performance is rarely limited
by the connector; the application architecture is the critical factor.


>> front-ending Tomcat with Apache also gives you access to the 
>> powerful traffic filtering, security and other modules that 
>> are available for Apache.

Tsk, tsk.


> And introduces configuration complexity and a greater opportunity to create attack vectors
due to seemingly innocuous configuration errors.
>  - Chuck
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