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From (Ralf S. Engelschall)
Subject Re: Apache Week issue 104 (27th February 1998)
Date Fri, 27 Feb 1998 18:41:25 GMT

In article <> you wrote:

> Additional Support for Apache as a Reverse Proxy

>    The next beta of Apache will feature a couple of changes that allow it
>    to be used as a reverse proxy. This is where it is placed "in front"
>    of the real origin server, typically to load balance between multiple
>    machines. The end user makes requests to the reverse proxy, which then
>    obtains the response from one or more origin servers. The end user is
>    never aware that the machine they are accessing does not actually
>    generate the responses.

Yeah, that's also a good explanation. While we are currently discussing about
how to describe the reverse proxy in another thread, why not merge this
version into it?
                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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