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From Charles W Buege <>
Subject [users@httpd] Clarification - do I want to setup a 'reverse proxy' or do I want something else?
Date Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:15:42 GMT
All - 

I asked this question a couple weeks ago and my topic was hijacked and 
never answered, so I figured I'd wait a little while and then ask again.

Here's my situation:  I've got multiple Apache web servers running on 
different platforms (IBM POWER7, Red Hat, CentOS, Windows) and I want to 
setup a way for my users so that when they try to access one of the sites 
that is down for maintenance, they get a message like this:
Server Off-Line for Maintenance

Our servers will be back on line on Monday, January 1, 2011 at 8:00 AM.

Thank you for your patience.

I was under the understanding that to do something like this I'd want to 
setup a 'front-end reverse proxy' server in front of all of these other 
servers to do this task.

Is it a 'reverse proxy' I want to use here?  Is it something else I should 
be setting up?

And if anyone can then point me in the right direction for learning how to 
do this correctly (YouTube videos, books, PDFs, etc.), it would be greatly 

Thank you,

cbuege (at) moreycorp (dot) com - if you would like to e-mail me back 
directly, feel free!!

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