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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@gbiv.com>
Subject Re: [Httpd Wiki] Update of "Recipes/TomcatReverseProxy" by megaspaz
Date Sat, 28 Oct 2006 17:11:48 GMT
On Oct 24, 2006, at 6:11 PM, Apache Wiki wrote:
> The following page has been changed by megaspaz:
> http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/Recipes/TomcatReverseProxy
>
> The comment on the change is:
> Added <Proxy> code block for situations where proxy forbidden  
> errors happen
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
> --------
>
>   You can test to see that your proxy is working by accessing  
> http://localhost/webapps. You should see the default Tomcat  
> homepage. Note, that '''/webapps''' in the '''!ProxyPass''' and '''! 
> ReverseProxyPass''' lines can be whatever you want. You can use '''/ 
> foo''' if you want and you can access Tomcat with http://localhost/ 
> foo.
>
> + ***Note*** If you get proxy forbidden errors in your error log,  
> you can add the following code block below and restart Apache to  
> try to fix the error.
> +
> + {{{<Proxy *>
> +   Order deny,allow
> +   Allow from all
> + </Proxy>
> + }}}

Shouldn't this include some discussion of proxy access control and
the danger of open proxies?  Generally speaking, we should not recommend
such a config on any server accessible from the Internet.

....Roy

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