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From jean-frederic clere <jfcl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ban the phrase "reverse-proxy"?
Date Thu, 02 Aug 2007 08:34:11 GMT
Erik Abele wrote:
> On 01.08.2007, at 21:32, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> 
>> On Aug 1, 2007, at 11:55 AM, Ruediger Pluem wrote:
>>> ...
>>> Thats fine, but please keep the term reverse-proxy in parallel for
>>> the reasons
>>> stated by others here. It may be a silly and incorrect term, but in
>>> contrast to
>>> gateway in this context it is widely used and (at least many :-))
>>> people do know
>>> what it means.
>>
>> 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.
> 
> So in that light we should probably start educating the developers first
> instead of the users ;-)
> 
> In any case, +1 to extending the docs for now rather than simply
> substituting (as proposed by Bill "reverse-proxy (e.g. gateway server)").

Yes that is the best... If you look to
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/ it says "HTTP/1.1 proxy/gateway
server"... But hard to find "gateway" in
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_proxy.html.

Cheers

Jean-Frederic

> 
> Cheers,
> Erik
> 
> 
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