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From Daniel <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Any Comparisons? -- mod_wl vs mod_proxy vs mod_jk
Date Mon, 09 Feb 2015 07:13:21 GMT
2015-02-09 2:22 GMT+01:00 Todd Simons <>:

> Hello All
> We've been using the generic mod_proxy for years.   We utilize Apache to
> layer in HTTPS from the world into our DMZ, then utilize
> proxypass/proxypassreverse to our internal servers.  Our internal servers
> vary between iis, weblogic, tomcat, and a few others.
> mod_proxy has been working great for us.
> Recently I've been asked why not mod_wl and mod_jk.   I really have no
> answer and I haven't been able to find much online with regards to
> advantages of one vs another.
> Has anyone seen, or have, any links that can help outline the difference?
> Thanks,
> ~Todd

I can tell you about a bit the weblogic plugin.

Latest versions include WLSRequest directive that, according to its
* Lower web server processing overhead in general
* Resolves substantial performance degradation when the web server
DocumentRoot is on a slow filesystem
* Resolves 403 errors for URIs which cannot be mapped to the filesystem due
to the filesystem length restrictions

Among the interesting things it offers weblogic plugin dinamically updates
the weblogic cluster members on first connection, no matter if you didn't
specify all members of the cluster.

For all related info I would suggest you to check the documentation page
which describes everything it can do:

In any case, if you are happy with your actual solution, why change?

*Daniel Ferradal*
IT Specialist


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