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From Mladen Turk <>
Subject Re: Ban the phrase "reverse-proxy"?
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2007 19:55:57 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> Actually, very few people know what it means, which is why we end up
> with so many poorly designed extensions to mod_proxy that really
> should be in a separate module called mod_gateway.  They have nothing
> to do with each other aside from the poor choice Netscape made in
> marketing their HTTP gateway product as a "reverse proxy".

Well I'm not sure how many people are using the forward-proxy
with httpd. For me the proxy and reverse-proxy are synonyms, as
well for many others thought.

Just my 2 cents to this linguistic thread :)


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