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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: moding tomcat to be a proxy server
Date Tue, 24 Jun 2003 12:07:27 GMT
Bill Ataras wrote:
> Google doesn't give me much. I've gotten good results in a few hours so
> far (I'm browsing with it now:) writing a valve that passes through http
> traffic using the host field and filtering some headers. Takes advantage
> of all the coyote connection/http11/thread stuff. Installs in
> StandardEngine via server.xml config and doesn't pass the request to
> invokeNext() so no need to config context/host etc.
> I'm wondering if anyone has used tomcat in this way for real (beyond a
> few hours of mucking around).

Personally, I would write the proxy as the Coyote adapter. That should 
faster as you can use reusable buffers instead of manipulating String 
objects. Your solution would work fine, though :)

Add in LB and a caching engine, and that's a feature we'd be very happy 
if you contributed :)


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