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The Apache Tomcat Connector

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Introduction

This is the top-level entry point of the documentation bundle for the Apache Tomcat Connectors

Select one of the links from the navigation menu (to the left) to drill down to the more detailed documentation that is available. Each available manual is described in more detail below.

Headlines

Reference Guide

  • workers.properties

    A Tomcat worker is a Tomcat instance that is waiting to execute servlets on behalf of some web server. For example, we can have a web server such as Apache forwarding servlet requests to a Tomcat process (the worker) running behind it.

    This page contains detailed description of all workers.properties directives.

  • uriworkermap.properties

    The forwarding of requests from the web server to tomcat gets configured by defining mapping rules. The so-called uriworkermap file is a mechanism of defining those rules.

  • Status Worker

    The status worker is a builtin management worker. It displays state information and can also be used to dynamically reconfigure JK.

  • Apache

    This page contains detailed description of all directives related to Apache web server.

  • IIS

    This page contains detailed description of all IIS directives.

Generic HowTo

  • Quick Start

    This page describes the configuration files used by JK on the Web Server side for the 'impatients'.

  • All about workers

    This page contains an overview about the various aspects of defining and using workers.

  • Timeouts

    This page describes the possible timeout settings you can use.

  • Load Balancing

    This page contains an introduction on load balancing with JK.

  • Reverse Proxy

    This page contains an introduction to reverse proxies, how JK handles this situation and how you can influence the JK proxying behaviour.

Webserver HowTo

These pages contain detailed descriptions of how to build and install JK for the various web servers.

AJP Protocol Reference

  • AJPv13

    This page describes the Apache JServ Protocol version 1.3 (hereafter ajp13).

  • AJPv13 Extension Proposal

    This page describes an extension proposal for ajp13.

Miscellaneous documentation

News

Release news from various years.


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