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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Is it common to use reverse proxy and virtual hosting together?
Date Tue, 14 Feb 2006 19:05:38 GMT
On 2/14/06, James W. Anderson <> wrote:

> These applications fail when served by the reverse proxy because, to the
> browser, the URL is relative to the root of the reverse proxy host, not the REAL
> application host.  The reverse proxy returns a 404 because there is no virtual
> directory/application named "cgi-bin", and our administrator won't let us define
> one to point to cgi-bin on our app server, because it's a common name2.
> Unfortunately, these are older applications that we purchased from a third party
> that no longer supports, so we can't change the application to use a more
> flexible relative URL.

The third-party module mod_proxy_html can solve problems like this. 
But I agree with you that virtual hosting on the proxy is the simplest
and best technique.


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