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What is Tomcat and how does it interact with Apache?

Tomcat is, in this configuration, a stand-alone TCP/IP server that communicates with Apache via mod_jk. It can also act as a simple HTTP server in it's own right, and there are ways of getting it to run within the Apache process as well. This document does not cover that however. For a better description of the whole Apache->mod_jk->Tomcat process, see