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From Pid <...@pidster.com>
Subject Re: Connector set up
Date Sun, 23 Aug 2009 11:32:07 GMT
On 23/08/2009 12:23, André Warnier wrote:
> Gerardo Corro wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have 6 different web-apps (let's call their contexts /wa1, /wa2 ...
>> /wa6) running in port 8080.
>>
>> I have another web-app named /proxy running on port 80. As the name
>> suggests this web-app does proxy functions for the other 6 web-apps.
>> This proxy basically is meant to go to any of the web-apps and follow
>> any number of redirects until a final page is reached, so external
>> clients always get the needed resource in one shot.
>>
>> For instance, a client requests: http://hostname:80/wa1/resourcex,
>> then the request should actually go to http://hostname:80/proxy, after
>> that the proxy makes all calls following redirects to
>> http://hostname:8080/wa/resourcex (where the actual web-app context
>> runs) and returns the final result to the client.
>>
> That seems (to me) a quite complicated setup for something that looks
> essentially like URL rewriting.
> Have you looked at the urlrewrite filter ?
> http://www.tuckey.org/urlrewrite/

Or worse, an attempt to obfuscate the true URLs in a peculiar and 
ill-advised attempt to improve security.

p


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