why use tomcat?

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why use tomcat?

Postby omer » Wed Oct 08, 2003 2:56 am

I am designing a client/server application in java
Server will read/write data to n from the Mysql db...
Client (apps) can connect to the server and retrieve/post data.

Now my question is..
for authentication: should i use SSL/SSH why n why not?
do i even need tomcat?
why/why not?
Thanks,
omer
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Re: why use tomcat?

Postby lambda » Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:21 am

omer wrote:I am designing a client/server application in java
Server will read/write data to n from the Mysql db...
Client (apps) can connect to the server and retrieve/post data.

Now my question is..
for authentication: should i use SSL/SSH why n why not?


you can use ssl for authentication only if you give out client certificates to all your users.
you can't use ssh for web site authentication. the fact that you mention ssh implies that you don't know what ssh is. please read up on stuff before posting buzzwords.

do i even need tomcat?
why/why not?


you can do it all using cgi scripts, php, mod_perl, etc. you don't need java.
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Postby slick » Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:20 pm

you can't use ssh for web site authentication. the fact that you mention ssh implies that you don't know what ssh is. please read up on stuff before posting buzzwords.


you could be a little more polite :) and anyways..read the post carefully before replying. i think the app is a java client server app and not a website.!.:)

You can use SSH in Java Applications for authentication by tunnelling from the client into the server. You can also use SSL, if you are planning on using servlet modules with tomcat or resin. It would be better if you would post the design in more detail and the scope of the application.
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