I'm trying to create a workers.properties file to get mod_jk communicating with Apache webserver 2.2.x. The GlassFish 3.1 Administration Document includes the following example for worker.properties:
# Define 1 real worker using ajp13 worker.list=worker1 # Set properties for worker1 (ajp13) worker.worker1.type=ajp13 worker.worker1.host=localhost worker.worker1.port=8009 # GlassFish server settings maxThreads=256
Does this example assume that mod_jk/Glassfish is installed in a different physical server than Apache webserver? More specifically, if in my situation, where Apache webserver and Glassfish and mod_jk are all on the same physical server, do I need to specify the port number (e.g. 8009)?
That is, I thought the concept of ports was to facilitate machine-to-machine communication. If everything's on the same machine, do they even need a port number open to communicate? Or, is port 8009 needed for some other reason? In my situation, I'd like to use Apache webserver as front-end for Glassfish, so Glassfish doesn't directly talk to external clients.
So the main question here is how to adapt the above example file for the case where everything is installed on the same server, and Glassfish used mod_jk as simple pass-through from Apache webserver?
A second question would be, what is the maximum number of
maxThreads one can set? (Is this limited by AJP13 protocol, or something else?)