The FGL environment provides an optimized method for interacting with Java
and other high-level languages through the use of kernel-level redirection and other
advanced methodologies. This is used to provide seamless access to 3rd-party components
such as JBoss and Tomcat application servers, among others, from within the
consolidating FifthGen Server.
The FifthGen Server supports the EXTERNAL_REDIRECT command as part of the
server configuration, defined as:
Description = redirection desciption
MimeType = name of mime-type to redirect, such as: JSP
Domain = the domain to redirect the request to
Port = the TCP/IP port on the domain to redirect to
Use the SERVER configuration utility to setup and maintain external redirection
Once configured, any request to the FifthGen Server that involves a redirected
mime-type will be automatically forwarded to the designated domain and TCP/IP port.
The return results will be displayed from within the FifthGen Server as if the
externalized process were a completely integrated component.
The FGL environment is unique in this process in that the redirection is
handled within the kernel itself rather through an external driver of SAPI interface.
This provides a level of performance and flexibility otherwise unmatchable.
Two excellent add-in application servers for Java are Apacheís Tomcat and Red Hatís
JBoss. Both can be used to provide integrated Java execution environments for the
You can download either of them from:
Once you have installed Tomcat or JBoss, simply add the proper Mime-type redirection
instructions to the FifthGen Server configuration. For example, if you install Tomcat on
port 8080 of the same machine as the FifthGen Server, then the following configuration
options will be utilized:
All that is required is to configure the proper redirector(s), restart the server, and
you now have integrated access to optimized Java through the FGL environment.