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Friday, December 28, 2007

Tip 14: Disable Tomcat/JBossWeb Connectors

The location of the configuration file would be server.xml which would be under the conf directory for tomcat and under deploy/jboss-web.deployer for JBossWeb in JBoss 4.2.0

You will see multiple connector definitions based on protocol. 8080 for HTTP, 8009 for AJP and 8443 for HTTPS. If you want to disable any of these, all you have to do is uncomment the connector element for the relevant port.

When should you disable connectors?
- If Tomcat/JBoss is not fronted with Apache or any Native Web Servers (with mod_jk), then there is no need for the AJP connector. So disable the 8009 port connector by uncommenting it.
- If you do not care for HTTPS, but just want to cater to HTTP, then keep the 8443 connector commented out.

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