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From "Todd Nine" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: Help with mod_proxy
Date Sat, 25 Nov 2006 15:44:46 GMT
No you misunderstood my post.  I'm not an idiot, I understand the point of
proxying,  if the target server is down I won't be able to connect.  Here's
a more clear example.  I'm proxying 2 http servers, server A and server B.
If server B is not running when the proxy starts, I can't connect to server
A.  I receive this message in the browser

Bad Gateway The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream

as well as the error in the log I posted previously, but its not an error
for the host I'm requesting with the browser!  Its not clear to my why the
proxy virtual hosts are not independent of each other.  Is there another
configuration directive I need?


On 11/25/06, paul <> wrote:
> Todd Nine schrieb:
> [snip]
> > Now, I am having a problem, and have a question.  First if all of the
> > servers I am connecting to via the proxy server are not running, all of
> the
> > virtual hosts that I'm proxying fail with the following error message
> for
> > every back end server that's not running.  This seems to cause all
> proxying
> > to fail.
> Wait, you're saying if the backend is down proxying fails? What a
> surprise...
> >
> > [Fri Nov 24 14:07:26 2006] [error] (113)No route to host: proxy: HTTP:
> > attempt to connect to ( failed
> >
> > How can I set up the virtual host proxy to not cause an error if it
> cannot
> > connect to the back end server?  Second, how can I set up a default "the
> > server is under maintenance" page with the host name in it?
> I get a proxy error with a HTTP error code (cannot remember offhand). It
> should be possible to set up a custom error page to catch that.
> cheers
> Paul
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