Trying to solve a problem I am having with sub directories in ALL OF MY CF APPS after an upgrade of my server.
I think there is a problem with the AJP1.3 config somewhere but it doesn’t make sense, because all CFM apps and pages work EXCEPT in subdirectories.
Also, I have a test system set up at Digitial Ocean, same OS and everything, same set up. And it’s having the same problem.
HTML files work just fine in subdirectories.
/web/index.cfm - works /web/formToDoSomething.cfm - works (and data goes into the database) /web/admin/abd.cfm - does not work (browser downloads the file) /web/anyNameYouChoose/abcd.cfm - does not work (browser downloads the file) /web/anyNameYouChoose/abcd.html - works no problem /web/anyNameYouChoose/abcd.php - works no problem
I have two legacy apps that worked fine in Railo 3.x. The directories are unchanged, same location, structure, code, etc. All I have done once I upgraded the system and Tomcat, JDK, Lucee, etc, is swap out the previous Railo 3.x WEB-INF with a new Lucee 5.x WEB-INF.
Some more experienced admins might want to know how I handled the updgrade…
Broadly speaking, the upgrade process went like this…
- Shutdown all services except DNS, SSH
- Remove all prior Railo instances in web directories
- Remove Tomcat
- Uninstall prior JDK (v6)
- Uninstall MySQL 5.1.x
- Uninstall PHP
- Rename prior /etc/apache2 directory for future reference
- Remove any other added packages
- Upgrade OS, deleting orphans along the way, checking for updates
- Reinstall above list of items (as well as Apache 2.4), testing each along the way (and all of this had already been tested on virtual instances at Digital Ocean before doing this upgrade)
- Install PHP 7.3
- OpenSSL 1.1.1b
- Set up JDK 11 (10)
- Set up Tomcat 9
- Install MySQL 8.x
- Install Lucee 5.x
Everything working great!
Also, selinux utils are not installed, and app armor is not installed (yet). So those are not interferring.
- Tomcat admin is working properly
- Lucee working great
- CFM apps and code working properly… EXCEPT any subdirectories
It -appears- that AJP1.3 is not receiving files from sub directories at all. Apache is just saying “OK” (200) and handing it to the browser to do what it wants.
Here is how I have Apache and virtual host configured
Apache modules enabled
(mod_jk can be enabled or not and it makes no difference with this problem, so it is not enabled now).
core_module (static) so_module (static) watchdog_module (static) http_module (static) log_config_module (static) logio_module (static) version_module (static) unixd_module (static) access_compat_module (shared) alias_module (shared) auth_basic_module (shared) authn_core_module (shared) authn_file_module (shared) authz_core_module (shared) authz_host_module (shared) authz_user_module (shared) autoindex_module (shared) deflate_module (shared) dir_module (shared) env_module (shared) expires_module (shared) filter_module (shared) headers_module (shared) mime_module (shared) mpm_event_module (shared) negotiation_module (shared) proxy_module (shared) proxy_ajp_module (shared) proxy_connect_module (shared) proxy_fcgi_module (shared) proxy_html_module (shared) proxy_http_module (shared) reqtimeout_module (shared) rewrite_module (shared) setenvif_module (shared) socache_shmcb_module (shared) ssl_module (shared) unique_id_module (shared) xml2enc_module (shared)
Virtual host config relevant portion
DirectoryIndex index.cfm index.html RewriteEngine On RewriteOptions Inherit Include /etc/apache2/my-apache-cf-ajp.conf
Content of the above listed include file: /etc/apache2/my-apache-cf-ajp.conf
# Start: Tomcat for Lucee configuration with proxy+ajp13: ProxyPreserveHost On ProxyPassMatch ^/(.+.cf[cm])(/.)?$ ajp://127.0.0.1:8009/$1$2 ProxyPassMatch ^/((flashservices/gateway|messagebroker/|flex2gateway/|openamf/gateway/).) ajp://127.0.0.1:8009/$1
No errors in Tomcat, No errors in Lucee, no Apache errors or SSL errors.
Tomcat logs show the file in the /admin/ subdirectory as existing (which it is):
Log file from /opt/tomcat/logs/ (for this particular site) 24.xxx.xxx.149 - - [13/Mar/2019:13:53:58 -0400] "GET /admin/index.cfm HTTP/1.1" 200 1169 24.xxx.xxx.149 - - [13/Mar/2019:13:56:16 -0400] "GET /admin/index.cfm HTTP/1.1" 200 1169 24.xxx.xxx.149 - - [13/Mar/2019:13:56:34 -0400] "GET /admin/index.cfm HTTP/1.1" 200 1169
Apache log also shows the file as existing (and it does)
[13/Mar/2019:13:56:34 -0400] "GET /admin/index.cfm HTTP/1.1" 200 1820
So, Apache says yeah, it’s here, hands off to Tomcat via mod_proxy (?) and Tomcat says yeah, it’s here. But it doesn’t get handed off to Lucee maybe ??? That would be… impossible??? since anything in the root is being passed to Lucee. Yes? No?
UPDATE WITH APACHE LOG (DEBUG)
[ssl:debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(383): Subsequent (No.3) HTTPS request received for child 68 (server tasks.bluebongos.com:443) [authz_core:debug] mod_authz_core.c(846): authorization result: granted (no directives) [proxy:debug] mod_proxy.c(1248): Running scheme ajp handler (attempt 0) [proxy_ajp:debug] mod_proxy_ajp.c(744): serving URL ajp://127.0.0.1/admin/index.cfm [proxy:debug] proxy_util.c(2319): AJP: has acquired connection for (*) [proxy:debug] proxy_util.c(2372): connecting ajp://127.0.0.1/admin/index.cfm to 127.0.0.1:8009 [proxy:debug] proxy_util.c(2581): connected /admin/index.cfm to 127.0.0.1:8009 [proxy:debug] proxy_util.c(3050): AJP: connection established with 127.0.0.1:8009 (*) [proxy_ajp:debug] mod_proxy_ajp.c(269): APR_BUCKET_IS_EOS [proxy_ajp:debug] mod_proxy_ajp.c(275): data to read (max 8186 at 4) [proxy_ajp:debug] mod_proxy_ajp.c(289): got 0 bytes of data [proxy_ajp:debug] mod_proxy_ajp.c(639): got response from (null) (*) [proxy:debug] proxy_util.c(2334): AJP: has released connection for (*)