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2 different IPs, same port


Joined: Mar 12, 2002
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Lets say I assign 2 IPs for my PC (e.g. and I want my Apache to listen to port 80 and my Tomcat to listen to port 80. Is this possible?

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Tim Holloway
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Yes. However, if you expect to address the servers by hostname rather than IP address, you do have the limitation that the hostname can map to only one IP address - you'd have to provide an alternate hostname for the other.
The more common case is to use one of the bridging mechanisms (such as the ajp13 or mod_webapp) connectors to pass through requests from Apache to Tomcat. It's less confusing to the user.

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