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what use are multiple connectors?

 
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Hi
I'm still trying to gain an understanding of server.xml could anyone explain why you would
have multiple connectors. As the host element defines hosts i'm trying to understand what the purpose of connectors
thanks
k
 
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I think the different connectors are for the different protocols requests are made through..for ex there could be an HTTP/SSL connector listening on a certain port for HTTP requests, an AJP/WARP connector integrating Tomcat with Apache/IIS listening on their own ports serving requests made through the web server.
 
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