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From Aaron Gray <>
Subject Strange URL rewrite when reverse proxy with Apache HTTP Server
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:45:36 GMT
I have an application server from a vendor that comes bundled with an
additional Apache Tomcat server.  The webapp SelfService.war is vendor
supplied too.

Here's my problem (IP's replaced to protect the innocent):


server1 https listen =
server2 https listen =
F5 load balancer hostname =
backend tomcat server =

mod_proxy configuration:
ProxyPass /SelfService
ProxyPassReverse /SelfService

When I access these DMZ webservers which mod_proxy back to Apache Tomcat as:
and <>
They load properly. Perfectly, every time!

When I access these DMZ webservers via the F5 load balancer (to which I
dont have access to, but the network folks configure for me), it hangs.
Eventually returns:
cant load.

No idea why the URL is being re-written with the ":23270".
I added static content to the server.xml on (Tomcat) to test:
<Context docBase="/path/to/tomcat/static" path="/static" />
Then put a simple index.html in there.  Accessing via the Apache Web
Servers works fine, but if you hit it with the Load Balancer it once again
adds the

Do you have any thoughts?  Thanks so much, I have been working with this
for weeks now with no success

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