Steve Jenkins wrote: > Anyone know why one should deploy a live production server with > Apache and Tomcat as opposed to with just Tomcat? 1) you need a capability provided by an Apache module and don't want to re-create that wheel in Java 2) familiarity with Apache configuration (SSL, authentication, etc.) 3) performance of non-servlet/jsp assets, like images This latter sounds like "conventional wisdom" that may or may not be true. If you look at org.apache.catalina.servlets.DefaultServlet, it *is* kind of a kitchen-sink handler, but in casual testing I didn't see much difference between Apache-served and Tomcat-served images. If your testing showed otherwise, it wouldn't be hard to add your own optimized image-handling servlet, though. Actually, google, or ask on the Tomcat list; someone may have already done it :-) HTH! -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com dream. code.