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From "Thomas Rohde" <...@ordix.de>
Subject Re: Tomcat 6 - How to make an application available at www.mydomain.com
Date Sun, 29 Jan 2012 11:19:39 GMT
> André Warnier wrote:
>> Thomas Rohde wrote:
>>>> I'm running tomcat 6 behind apache.
>>>>
>>>> I currently have an application deployed as "myApplication" and it is
>>>> available at "http://www.mydomain.com/myApplication".
>>>>
>>>> How can I make this application available at "http://www.mydomain.com"
>>>> without deploying it as ROOT.war?
>>>>
>>>> My server is running Ubuntu 10.04.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> Dean Del Ponte
>>>>
>>>
>>> You could use a rewrite rule to achieve that:
>>>
>>> RewriteEngine On
>>> RewriteRule ^/$ /myApplication/ [PT]
>>> JkMount /myApplication* tomcat
>>>
>>> Works for me very well.
>>>
>>
>> That is assuming that the OP has an Apache httpd front-end, which he
>> never said.
>
> Ooops, he did...
>
>> Also, even if he has, the above is not enough except in the simplest of
>> cases.
>> As far as I can tell also, this RewriteRule only rewrites requests to
>> "/".
>> If that is enough to make it work for you, then one could wonder why you
>> need an httpd front-end in the first place.

This is a virtual host specific configuration and so it doesn't affect the
whole apache web server.

>> Note also that the JkMount above will not only proxy "/myApplication"
>> and "/myApplication/*", but just as well "/myApplication_as_a_prefix"
>> and anything else starting with "myApplication".  This may or may not be
>> what you want, in terms of security for example.
>>
>> Chuck's recommendation is still the best.
>> The above notes already illustrate some of the reasons.
>> Let's see if the OP really has a good reason /not to/ deploy his
>> application as ROOT.
>>
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