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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: balancer-manager docs
Date Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:25:23 GMT
The more I think of it, a HowTo guide, like the ones we have
for public_html, Authn&Authz, etc regarding reverse proxy
makes the most sense...

> On Feb 9, 2016, at 12:55 PM, Tim Bannister <> wrote:
> On 9 Feb 2016, at 16:02, Rainer Jung <> wrote:
>> Am 09.02.2016 um 13:25 schrieb Jim Jagielski:
>>> We currently have really really little info about the balancer-manager in our
docs, just a short little blurb on how to enable it and a brief description of what it does
[1]. I'd like to extend that, but does it make sense to add it to the mod_proxy_balancer module
page, or have a separate page dedicated to it which we can link to?
>>> 1.
>> Adding even more questions:
>> I always think it is confusing for newbies, that all configuration directives for
any mod_proxy_* are documented on the mod_proxy page. Although this reflects the code, config
is done by mod_proxy, it is not what a user would expect. If e.g. He is working with a balancer,
he would expect more info about how to configure a balancer in the mod_proxy_balancer page.
> Cc: to docs@
> The module pages can document the module; I think that's appropriate for reference documentation.
> What's missing is more of a “how do I set up X” guide. I think the topics could be:
> • forward proxy (and access control) with or without cacheing
> • reverse proxy with or without cacheing
> • balancing and high availability for reverse proxies
> I think this is me volunteering to at least draft some text, if people agree this approach
makes sense.
> -- 
> Tim Bannister –

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