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From Christopher Sagayam <>
Subject mod proxy new functionality ? possible ?
Date Thu, 17 Feb 2005 12:16:17 GMT
I should have posted this in the user group but I thought I could post
here first since this group should contain the best of the mod proxy


I wish to do the following 

1) there will be about 30 computers connected in LAN
2) I intend to use apache mod proxy in one gateway computer say gcomp1
and make all the 30 computers access the internet only THROUGH gcomp1

proxy is needed for ftp, sftp, ssh , smtp, pop , http and https protocols 

socks ?

My questions are

1) Is this advisable? Is apache mod proxy better or worse than using
other proxies like etc ?

2)  Can apache mod proxy (with the addition of necessary modules)
handle all the above 7 protocols ?

3) *the most important* I want the apache mod proxy to be setup this way. 

Say a client computer clientcomp1 wants to access an external ftp or
SFTP server ..extserver1

The user in the client computer enters the following details in
his/her sftp/ftp client

hostname: gcomp1 (the local gateway server IP address where apache mod
proxy is working)

username: user214214
pass: 23jjksdhafkhk

and once the sftp/ftp client connects to the apache mod proxy server
gateway gcomp1 the mod proxy apache server needs to forward/proxy this
connection to

username: differentusername
password: different password

Maybe A mapping file should be able to configured in mod proxy to let
it know which external server to forward the request for a particular
internal username

like for example 



and so on

The objective of the whole exercise is to secure all the usernames ,
passwords for the external servers and isolate them from the internal
users fully and completely.

Is the above possible in apache mod proxy ?

If not is there any proxy/gateway available which does the above ?



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