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From "Manuel Martin" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Configuring a reverse proxy for SSL
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2005 10:50:13 GMT
Hello David, 

> What seems strange to me is that the proxy host requires a 
> certificate just
> to tunnel a session to an https backend system... This seems 
> like quite a
> lot of overhead for nothing...

well, that is is because it is not just a tunnel. :-)
If you want just that, then you could use some kind of port-forward (e. g.
via paket-filter rule) BUT that can't inspect http and protect the backend
server from (some kinds of) malicious requests. Or rewrite URLs.

Regards, Manuel Martin

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