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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Apache proxy module: Thanks! & problems 8-) (fwd)
Date Tue, 04 Jun 1996 07:54:31 GMT
No patch this time...

Heikki Hannikainen wrote:
> From heap.ben.algroup.co.uk!arachnet-fw.algroup.co.uk!kuh1.kuh.fi!kuh.fi!heikki.hannikainen
Tue Jun  4 08:15:34 1996
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> Date: Tue, 04 Jun 1996 11:03:18 +0300
> From: Heikki Hannikainen <heikki.hannikainen@kuh.fi>
> Organization: Kuopio University Hospital
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> To: Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk>
> Subject: Apache proxy module: Thanks! & problems 8-)
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> Hello Ben,
> 
>   I've tried out the Apache proxy module for a couple of days now. It 
> feels great when compared to the CERN proxy we're using.
> It's faster, doesn't spawn a new process for every new request...
> We're running the proxy in a firewall environment. I'd run Harvest 
> cached or Squid, but it'd break the log analyzing & crack warning 
> system, which relies on the common format log files created by the CERN 
> proxy.
> 
>   A couple of problems arised when trying out your proxy module.
> 
>  - *long* URL's (particularly some cgi-bin query strings) didn't make
>    it trough the proxy. (a bug?)
>  - I'm getting a lot of warnings in the error log saying
>    "error linking cache file" and "error deleting temp file",
>    "no such file or directory". (a bug or a configuration problem?)
>  - In the firewall environment, i must be able to have a large
>    IP number based access list (which computers in the intranet
>    can access the Internet). A long list of IP's in a <Location *>      
>    permit line in access.conf doesn't feel like a nice way to
>    do this. Any better ideas?
>  - I also must be able to prevent the users from the intranet from      
>    accessing documents in the intranet via the proxy (!). I wasn't able 
>    to do this using <Location > protection in access.conf. Can the
>    code do this, or is it just my inability to configure it?
>  - SHTTP doesn't seem to work, should it?
>  
>  The system is an Alphaserver with OSF/1 3.2, Apache version 1.1b2.
>  If there's anything i can do to help you with debugging of this
>  module, please let me know. I'm *very* interested in getting it
>  do the job.
> 
> ---
>   Heikki "Hessu" Hannikainen        <heikki.hannikainen@kuh.fi>
>   Kuopion yliopistollinen sairaala - Kuopio University Hospital

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Ben Laurie                  Phone: +44 (181) 994 6435
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