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From Tom Evans <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] SNI with apache 2.4.1 reverse proxy
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 16:37:25 GMT
On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:15 AM, Plüm, Rüdiger, Vodafone Group
<> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Kaspar Brand []
>> Sent: Sonntag, 29. April 2012 09:59
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] SNI with apache 2.4.1 reverse proxy
>> Whether that is desired or not probably depends on a judgement of
>> possible use cases. As far as I'm concerned, I'm not convinced that
>> there are really good reasons for "playing the ProxyPreserveHost trick"
>> (neither for https nor for http, actually), but YMMV.
> The main reason I see for the "ProxyPreserveHost trick" is a reverse proxy setup,
> where the backend application builds full qualified links into its HTML output based
> on the information it gets from the Host header. The only other approach in this case
> I can think of would be working with host entries on the reverse proxy to resolve the
> of the reverse proxy to the IP of the backend which is not really nice either.

All of our sites (229 and counting) are generated by application
servers that are reversed proxied by a main Apache server, and every
single one of them uses ProxyPreserveHost for precisely this reason.



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