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This is how I use mod_proxy in order to have apache proxy to the tomcat server. It's recommended to understand how mod_proxy works because it's easy to turn your apache server into an "open web proxy" if it's misconfigured. ProxyRequests off is a good option to use.

I've put this in a virtual host declaration:

ProxyPass /wiki/    http://localhost:8080/JSPWiki/
ProxyPassReverse /wiki/     http://localhost:8080/JSPWiki/

The jspwiki is accessed by http://virtualhost/wiki/

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_proxy.html


An alternative option is to use the AJPv13 Protocol through the use of JK connectors.

Just download the module, load it in Apache, create and customise a workers.properties (or workers2.properties in the case of JK2) file in the Apache conf directory and it will connect to Tomcat using the appropriate connector (configured by default in Tomcat's server.xml).

This is a more efficient way of achieving the same effect as a reverse proxy.


You should check if the :8080 re-appears when saving a page. If it does you need to configure Tomcat with proxy support too. Like this:

  • Edit server.xml
  • Identify the connector which listens to port 8080 (search for port="8080")
  • Add proxyPort="80"
  • Add proxyName="virtualhost" where virtualhost is the name of your host
  • Restart Tomcat

Tomcat 4.1 Proxy Howto

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« This particular version was published on 20-Jan-2005 15:15 by Peterbrandstrom.