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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: Hosts behind router - dyndns
Date Wed, 07 Aug 2002 12:50:15 GMT
>From: Luis Moreira []
>    Just a thought : Wouldn't it be simpler just to have a 
>proxy running between the router and the servers ?
>    In that way, the "disadvantage" Boyle mentions would cease 
>to exist.

Well, it would move to the proxy server... It would still have to handle all the traffic and
in fact its network card would be more heavily loaded since it would have to handle:

- requests-in from the internet
- requests-out to dtp and euclid
- responses-in from dtp and euclid
- responses-out to the internet

> Enric

As to why he has the two sites on separate computers - that's up to the customer! For 90%
of applications, there should be no problem in running both sites from the same server but
maybe he has a good reason not to (e.g. two groups of users whom he doesn't trust to be on
the same host, separate applications on each server like tomcat on one and mySQL on the other,
huge sites and both computers are nearly full, etc...)

Your idea of an HTTP-aware router that could route based on application-layer attributes would
be the ideal solution if time and money was no object :-)


Owen Boyle

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