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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] SSL session/key caching on reverse mod_proxy - does Apache (as client) cache the origin server's key?
Date Fri, 30 Jan 2009 12:28:15 GMT
On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 10:43 PM, Jeff Ambrosino <> wrote:
> So you're saying that the server caches a value which it (itself)
> generates?  I guess if this is true, then there is nothing for
> mod_proxy (SSL) to cache when it is in the role of the client to the
> back-end server...?

The server and the client both need to remembeer it, but the client
initiates the reuse.

> Also, not sure what you mean about "long lived connections in a pool".
>  Last I knew, back-end persistent connections over SSL did not work
> correctly in Apache 2.2.x.

okay -- the usefullness would still be somewhat limited, as SSL
Sessions are usually limited in how long they can be reused on the
order of minutes.

Eric Covener

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