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From "Bill Barker" <>
Subject Re: Connector issues
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2003 03:06:11 GMT

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From: "Jeff Tulley" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 9:12 AM
Subject: Connector issues

> There are some real problems with the Coyote Connectors right now.
> The main problem biting me (and a few others recently) is bugzilla bug
> # 10229 - form parameters not being preserved across a login
> redirection.
> The answer given on the user list (by me also) is typically, "Use an
> non-Coyote connector".  Unfortunately that is not a good answer.
> If they move back to the deprecated AJP13Connector, they will
> experience MBean exceptions that, among other things, make the Tomcat
> shutdown not function correctly.
> Beyond that they are stuck with not using a webserver plugin and
> instead going directly to an HTTP connector (non-Coyote).
> I would propose two things:
> 1) Fix the MBean exception in the Ajp13Connector.  I can provide a
> patch for this, it is very simple.  Even though this is deprecated, the
> reality is that people might need to use it due to bugs and/or
> unimplemented features in the Coyote connectors.  It may be their only
> choice, and if we can make it work easily, why not?
> 2) Fix this form authentication problem in the Coyote connector.  I
> will look into this and see if it is something that I can do and submit
> a patch for.
> I actually have similar issues with the native side connector story but
> that is for another day.
> Anybody know off hand what needs to happen for item #2 above?

Primarily, o.a.c.tc4.CoyoteRequest needs to implement addParameter (at least
more than it does now :).  There are probably a few other related methods
that aren't functional as well.

> Jeff Tulley  (
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