I have been recently asked to look into updating the web connectors on our server at work. First, some stats:
Server RHEL 5
ColdFusion 10 (64bit)
Apache (not sure of the ver number)
When I first did this install, I had to compile a custom connector to get it to work. However, there has always been one issue. In the rare times where I have had to stop CF from the command lines, I can't get CF to come back up and reconnect to the webserver. However, after a reboot everything works fine. I started researching the problem and I came across http://www.carehart.org/blog/client/index.cfm/2013/9/13/why_you_must_update_cf10_webserver_connector - Charlie's article about updating the connector.
My first question is: Can someone from Adobe give me a little bit of information as to what happens when you create a connector?
If I complied a connector when I first installed CF and compiled a connector *after* I have updated CF to the latest version are those connectors different?
I'm asking as doing this could get a bit tricky and since the server is running fine now, I don't want to poke the bear unless absolutely necessary.
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