module Netcgi_ajp

: sig

Apache JServ Protocol (AJP) 1.3 connector.

See the Netcgi_ajp.setup section at the end of this file to know how to configure your web server.

val arg_parse : (Arg.key * Arg.spec * Arg.doc) list -> Arg.anon_fun -> Arg.usage_msg -> (string * string) list

arg_parse speclist anon_fun usage_msg parses the command line and return an associative list describing the content of the property file (see Netcgi_ajp.props_of_file). This function allows to fakes the "java" command (JVM startup):

  • the option -classpath <path> is ignored;
  • the first anonymous argument (Java class name) is ignored;
  • the second anonymous argument is the name of the property file;
  • other options are interpreted according to the speclist.
Raises Failure and prints a usage message if the property file cannot be read.
val props_of_file : string -> (string * string) list

props_of_file fname parses the property file fname and returns it as an associative list. The following properties are used:

  • "bindaddress": The address the server socket is bound to. Can be specified as IP address or hostname or "*" (default: "localhost").
  • "port": The port number the server socket is bound to. Defaults to 8007.
  • "security.authentication": If "true", the server expects that the web server authenticates itself. Defaults to "true".
  • "security.challengeSize": The length of the challenge string. Defaults to 5.
  • "security.secretKey": The file containing the secret key used for authentication.
  • "security.allowHost": Only the web server with this IP address is allowed to connect (this option can occur several times). DNS names are resolved at startup time.
  • "jakarta.servletSubString": The substring that is used as indicator for the servlet name (for mod_jk only). Defaults to "/servlets/".
  • "ocamlnet.https": Whether HTTPS is assumed as basic protocol or not. Defaults to "false".

Other properties are ignored.

Raises Invalid_argument if the file does not exist or is not readable.
val run : ?props:(string * string) list -> ?config:Netcgi.config -> ?script_name:string -> ?allow:(Unix.sockaddr -> bool) -> ?output_type:Netcgi.output_type -> ?arg_store:Netcgi.arg_store -> ?exn_handler:Netcgi.exn_handler -> ?sockaddr:Unix.sockaddr -> ?port:int -> (Netcgi.cgi -> unit) -> unit

run f executes f cgi for each AJP request.

config Default: [root:Netcgi].default_config
allow Tells whether a connection from the socket is allowed. Default: allow from all.
output_type Default: `Direct ""
arg_store Default: `Automatic for all arguments.
port The port used by the web server to send the requests (Default: 8009).
sockaddr The sockaddress (overrides port)
exn_handler See [root:Netcgi].exn_handler. Default: delegate all exceptions to the default handler.
val handle_request : ?script_name:string -> Netcgi.config -> Netcgi.output_type -> Netcgi.arg_store -> Netcgi.exn_handler -> (Netcgi.cgi -> unit) -> log:(string -> unit) option -> Unix.file_descr -> Netcgi.connection_directive

handle_request config output_type arg_store eh f ~log fd: This is a lower-level interface that processes exactly one request arriving on the existing connection fd.

log is the error logger function or None, in which case errors are passed through to the FCGI client.

The other arguments are just like for run.

The return value indicates whether the connection can be kept open or must be closed.




You need to use mod_jk to have support for AJP/1.3. To install it, please see Working with mod_jk.

In httpd.conf or in a file, say mod_jk.conf, in /etc/apache2/conf.d/ (or /etc/apache2/conf.d/ for Apache 1.x), add the following:

    # Shared memory file name (Unix only).  The parent dir must exist.
    JkShmFile  /var/tmp/jk-runtime-status
    LoadModule jk_module mod_jk.so
    # Declare the module for <IfModule> (remove this line on Apache 2.x)
    AddModule  mod_jk.c

    <IfModule mod_jk.c>
      # Configure mod_jk
      # Apache 1.x
      #JkWorkersFile /etc/libapache-mod-jk/workers.properties
      #JkLogFile     /var/log/apache/mod_jk.log
      # Apache 2.x
      JkWorkersFile /etc/libapache2-mod-jk/workers.properties
      JkLogFile     /var/log/apache2/mod_jk.log
      JkLogLevel    info

      # JkMount [URL prefix] [Worker name]
      JkMount /*.jsp ajp13_worker
      JkMount /servlet/* ajp13_worker

Other web severs

Please go to this configuration page. Mail us specific instructions or tips for other web servers so we can include them here.


Here is an example of workers.properties:

    # Comma separated list of worker names:
    # Set properties for ajp13_worker