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Old 11-11-2004, 06:44 AM   #1
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apache as a proxy?


i have noticed that you can set up apache as a Proxy server aswell, it is something i am thinking about doing but i have not heard anything said about it. can any one tell me is it a good way of setting up a proxy server or am i better off with something els? also if i set it up as a proxy can apache still be used as a web server?

also if i do set apache up as a proxy, from what i understand i will have to recompile but i dont know what command to put in the ./configure part so as that it will act as a proxy

i will be very greatful for any help or tips

thanks

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Old 11-11-2004, 08:21 AM   #2
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`this isn't the same kind of proxy as a caching squid proxy or such. what the apache proxy (mod proxy) will do is let one http server (i.e. your main example.com web server) invisibly relay pages from an internal web server. for example if you had a webserver running internally for some quiz say, and externally providing an address of http://example.com/take/the/quiz then mod proxy would be able to recognise that particular path and invisibly communicate with the internal webserver, and just pass info back and forth, instead of serving the pages from it's own resource.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/mod_proxy.html
 
  


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