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I just added the pictures from February to the Ye Olde Photo Gallery. I still have one hour and 12 minutes left before March starts. How you like them timely apples?

I figured I better go ahead and get them up there as I am about to get slammed with a bunch of side projects. That is a good thing though. They all seem to come at once, and really haven’t let up much since October or so.

At my day job I finally got Apache 2 talking to Tomcat via the mod_jk connector. It has been a problem that has had me befuddled for the last couple of weeks. Turned out to be not anywhere near as simplistic as it was in the Apache class I attended a few weeks ago. I found it odd that not until I was a week into this did I learn that mod_jk2 is depricated, and that mod_jk is what I should have been dealing with all along. Seems like they would have mentioned that in the class. The silver lining in the cloud is that I am now much more familiar and confident with both Apache and Tomcat now.


About Will Chatham

Will Chatham is the Security Assessment Engineer for Arbor Networks. Since Netscape 2.0, he has worked in a wide array of environments including non-profit, corporate, small business, and government. He started as a web developer, moved into Linux system administration, and ultimately found his place as a security professional. Having most recently conquered the OSCP certification, Will continues to hack his way into various things in an effort to make them more secure.
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  1. Yeah but everytime you invoke java via tomcat does it spawn another httpd process? & Leave around a ton of garbage collecting to be done? These are my questions.

    I had that issue with apache 1.3.##; also with php calling java. I stopped messing with this after I saw this behavior.


    Shaffer D!

  2. Hey bro, ltns!

    What we are doing is just serving up JSP’s, so I don’t think it’s doing much in the way of spawning extra processes or anything. It’s a low-traffic site on a 4 CPU Xeon server, so it shouldn’t be too much of a concern anyway. Still, you have me curious, so I’ll likely check tomorrow.

    How’s it going? Send me an email!

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