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Sun Web Server: The Essential Guide by Murthy Chintalapati, Arvind Srinivasan, William C. Nelson

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6. Web Server 7.0 Request Processing

WHEN a Web Server instance is started, it performs certain initialization tasks as defined in the magnus.conf file and then waits for HTTP requests from clients. When it receives a request, the Web Server determines which virtual server in the server.xml is being accessed and then uses the appropriate object configuration file (obj.conf) to process the request.

Chapter 5, “Web Server 7.0 Configuration Files,” discussed the format of the obj.conf file and how it contains default groupings (or objects) of directives that call server application functions (SAFs) to process requests. As such, a newly created Web Server 7.0 instance has the capability to process some requests right “out of the box.” Other ...

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