Brief HOW-TO building and configuring mod_jk on OS X (Tiger)
Download the mod_jk source: http://www.apache.org/dist/tomcat/tomcat-connectors/jk/source/jk-1.2.15/jakarta-tomcat-connectors-1.2.15-src.tar.gz
Expand and cd to jakarta-tomcat-connectors-1.2.15-src/jk/native
make -f Makefile.apxs
sudo cp mod_jk.so /usr/libexec/httpd/
sudo chmod ugo+x /usr/libexec/httpd/mod_jk.so
Create a workers prop file:
workers.tomcat_home=/usr/local/tomcat workers.java_home=/Library/Java/Home worker.list=myworker worker.myworker.type=ajp13 worker.myworker.host=localhost worker.myworker.port=8009 worker.myworker.socket_keepalive=1This file will be referenced by the mod_jk configuration section in /etc/httpd/httpd.conf, so it can be placed anywhere, as long as subsequent references have the correct path. By convention it is usually placed in the Tomcat server's conf dir (e.g. /usr/local/tomcat/conf/worker.properties).
Add the following to the end of /etc/httpd/httpd.conf:
LoadModule jk_module libexec/httpd/mod_jk.so JkWorkersFile /usr/local/tomcat/conf/worker.properties JkLogFile /private/var/log/httpd/mod_jk.log JkLogLevel trace JkMount /* myworker
sudo apachectl restart
All requests sent to the Apache host will now be forwarded on to the Tomcat server.