Using Tomcat with Apache

Erik R. Jensen erikrj at
Thu Jan 25 08:56:29 MST 2007

Erik R. Jensen wrote:

> I highly doubt mod_jk will be deprecated for Apache 2.2. There can be 
> many problems using mod_proxy to serve up web applications from Tomcat 
> including its inability to load balance. Apache 2.2 did add this feature 
> to a new module, mod_proxy_ajp, but the mod_jk module is more efficient 
> than mod_proxy and I've always been able to sustain higher loads with it.

So I may be wrong considering mod_proxy_ajp in Apache 2.2 supports AJP 
1.3 like mod_jk does. It's interesting the tomcat connectors site 
doesn't speak more of it and its potential to replace mod_jk. Has anyone 
done any benchmarking with mod_proxy_ajp versus mod_jk?

Erik R. Jensen

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