What's the easiest method to configure iPlanet/Sun ONE function as the HTTP/HTTPS front-end to some JBoss/Tomcat application?

What are the performance factors?

Wouldso would this match up against the native integration between Apache httpd and Tomcat?

You will find plug ins readily available for iPlanet that exactly this. Browse the Reverse Proxy wordpress plugin within the documentation for iPlanet.

This might help: http://docs.sun.com/source/816-7156-10/agplugin.html#18923