Thursday, July 23, 2009

Apache mod_proxy and tomcat

If you use apache to forward request to a local running tomcat, you may encounter this error message in the error.log:

[error] (13)Permission denied: proxy: HTTP: attempt to connect to (*) failed

If you have SELinux running you have to check if it allows local connections, by running:

getsebool -a | grep httpd

you have to check that the following is written:

httpd_can_network_connect –> on

if it is off, you have to enable it:

setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect=1

and restart your apache.

This tip has been taken from: