In this chapter, we explored the connector subsystem. We looked at the various flavors of connectors available, and we picked the standard Java IO HTTP/1.1 connector for a close review.
We discovered how the protocol handler, end point, connection handler, and processor work together to abstract away the protocol-specific mechanics of the request processing lifecycle. We also saw how the adapter is used to connect the protocol-specific processing with the remainder of the request processing engine within the servlet container.
In the next chapter we'll visit the engine component, the first component in our review of the core request processing components within Tomcat.