The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache
Apache Tomcat 8 is an open source software implementation of the Java
Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java
WebSocket and Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for
Apache Tomcat 8.5.x replaces 8.0.x and includes new features pulled
forward from the 9.0.x branch. The notable changes since 8.5.61 include:
provide customised string attribute value to type conversion within
JSPs. This allows applications to provide a conversion implementation
that is optimised for the application.
- Add peerAddress to coyote request, which contains the IP address of
the direct connection peer. If a reverse proxy sits in front of Tomcat
and the RemoteIp(Valve|Filter) is used, the peerAddress is likely to
differ from the remoteAddress. The remoteAddress is likely to contain
the address of the client in front of the reverse proxy, not the
address of the proxy itself.
- Escape elements in the access log that need to be escaped for the
access log to be parsed unambiguously.