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The importance of updating web connectors on CF

Explorer ,
Jun 28, 2016 Jun 28, 2016

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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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