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From "Roy T. Fielding" <>
Subject Re: Ban the phrase "reverse-proxy"?
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2007 19:32:27 GMT
On Aug 1, 2007, at 11:55 AM, Ruediger Pluem wrote:
> On 08/01/2007 05:39 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>>>>> What would folks say to renaming all occurances of "reverse proxy"
>>>>> to say "gateway" in our documentation?
>> At the minimum, I plan to notate "reverse-proxy (e.g. gateway  
>> server)"
>> liberally throughout the explanation pages of the module and guides.
> 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.  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".


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