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From Mohit Anchlia <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Is web server in front of app server necessary?
Date Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:10:26 GMT
Thanks. We have our webservers only for the reason that we don't want
to have our application servers directly exposed to the internet
clients. William made a very good point of having 2 parsers makes it
more secure.

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 7:58 AM, Mark H. Wood <> wrote:
> Well, another possible advantage is that there are oodles of mod_this,
> mod_that for HTTPD, which implement all manner of extensions and
> modifications that people have found useful.  You may want some of
> those extensions or modifications.  I haven't seen nearly as many such
> add-ons for Tomcat.  It may be easiest to get the behavior you need by
> getting HTTPD to do some of it and Tomcat the rest.
> So, there are cases in which it's better to put Tomcat behind HTTPD
> and other cases in which you gain nothing but complexity by doing
> that.  Needless complexity is worse than no needless complexity.  So
> the best choice depends on what you need to accomplish.
> --
> Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood@IUPUI.Edu
> Friends don't let friends publish revisable-form documents.

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