The full name of mod_jk is Apache Tomcat Connector. It was originally designed to proxy HTTP requests from httpd to Tomcat, but as it is a standard AJP connector, it can be used on web containers that support the AJP protocol. Because JBoss EAP6 supports the AJP13 protocol, we can use mod_jk as its connector.
To save some typing, in the following text I'll use JK to refer to mod_jk.
The download page of JK is at http://tomcat.apache.org/download-connectors.cgi.
At the time of this writing, the newest version is 1.2.37, and it's the version we'll use in this book. Please download the 1.2.37 source bundle from the previously mentioned website and unzip it after download. After all this is finished, let's ...