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From Peter B <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Virtual Hosts on physical servers
Date Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:26:45 GMT

Patrick, Do you know of any examples on how to configure this?

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> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 23:16:36 +0200
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> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Virtual Hosts on physical servers
> Hi,
> On 18 juil. 2011, at 21:20, Peter B wrote:
> > I have a single IP address, with multiple web servers, so I somehow need
to go to server1 and to go to server2.
> As long as you have only one public IP address, you'll have to put a device (sofware
or hardware) between your servers (private IP addresses), and the internet.
> That can be NAT, but the port issue is not very nice for clients. Or, that can be a proxy,
who will act almost like a NAT, but on the application level.
> Your proxy can be an Apache Server, with mod_proxy, setup to forward client requests
for to server1, and to server2. That's not an unusual setup. 
> That could also be a Layer 7 switch, but it's very expensive, doing exactly the same
job (somewhat easier to configure).
> -- 
> Administrateur Système - DSI - Université Lumière Lyon 2
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