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From "Tony Fountain" <tfount...@benefitconcepts.com>
Subject RE: IIS redirect to Apache
Date Wed, 15 Aug 2007 20:47:51 GMT
Martin,

To clarify our setup, our site receives the initial HTTP request and the
application server in question is IIS and the site is written in
ASP.NET.  Some of the pages that will be served will include a frame
that hosts pages from this product hosted by Tomcat on another server.
The current configuration is such that the product invokes some
javascript on the client and the javascript is generating errors
preventing the pages from working properly.  The vendor states that this
is due to security issues with the javascript executing across domains
and the way to fix this is to implement a proxy from IIS that redirects
the request (I'm assuming server side but I'm not sure) to the Tomcat
webapp.  I'm looking to see if anyone else has any experience they could
lend in creating a proxy from IIS that redirects a request to a Java
webapp hosted by Tomcat on another physical server.

My understanding is I will then be able to reference the URL and make it
look like it's part of the domain running in IIS instead of formatting
another URL in the form of
http://<servername>:<port>/<webapp>/<repository>.

Thanks,
Tony Fountain
Benefit Concepts, Inc.
(419) 244-9936 x9010 (office)
(419) 249-7221 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Gainty [mailto:mgainty@hotmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 4:10 PM
To: Tony Fountain
Subject: Re: IIS redirect to Apache

Kinda O/T here...Which system is front-ending..e.g. which box will be
first to get the HTTP requests?

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Fountain" <tfountain@benefitconcepts.com>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <users@tomcat.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 1:39 PM
Subject: IIS redirect to Apache


Hi,

Scenario: we purchased a product written in Java to integrate into our
reporting tool.  Our setup is such that our web application is written
in .NET and hosted on a web farm using IIS (5 or 6 depending on the
environment).  The product we purchased runs under Apache Tomcat/5.5.23
using 1.5.0_12-b04.  The product is integrated into our web portal using
frames and sending URL requests to Apache.  We are running into issues
with javascript code from the product generating errors for what I
suspect may be related to crossing domains (our web site and the Apache
server).  I figure I can resolve this by generating a proxy on the IIS
server to handle the request to the Apache server.

My question is does anyone have any pointers on how to setup this type
of proxy?

Thanks,
Tony

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