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From "Irma Tröger" <>
Subject Apache - Tomcat as SSL-Environment. Any suggestions ?
Date Mon, 26 Mar 2001 23:43:38 GMT

we are currently planning a setup for a new application and decided to use 
Apache as Web Server and Tomcat as JSP/Servlet Engine.

This is -so far- a pretty common way I guess. We now think about the 
environment to build up, because it has to be an application running SSL.

We think about the following option:
Apache will serve as a webserver inside a firewall.
It will then forward requests to Tomcat which runs on a separate machine 
behind the firewall.

Does anyone have experience with that ?

If we think about not separating Apache and Tomcat onto two machines, what 
are the PROs and CONs for
- SSL via Apache (and forwarding requests to tomcat !?)
- SSL via Tomcat

Does anyone have major experience with the one or the other way ?
... Is the installation of the apache ssl module as easy as the 
documentation says ?  ...
... Which version of tomcat do you suggest ?

Thanks for your answers !


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