[CentOS] httpd reverse proxy

Tue May 6 04:49:11 UTC 2008
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Craig White wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-05-06 at 01:31 +0200, Kai Schaetzl wrote:
>> Craig White wrote on Mon, 05 May 2008 14:57:05 -0700:
>>> <VirtualHost www.tobyhouse.com:*>
>> this is very old-fashioned and unreliable syntax, use this instead:
>> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/vhosts/name-based.html
> ----
> that's what I ended up doing...you took the first message in the thread
> ----
>>>   RedirectPermanent / http://cms.tobyhouse.com
>>> It sent ALL traffic over to the other server which is clearly not what I
>>> want.
>> I don't understand. Isn't that exactly what you want, redirect all traffic 
>> for www.tobyhouse.com to cms.tobyhouse.com?
>>> How can handle this? Must I give a unique ip address to
>>> www.tobyhouse.com?
>> Ah, you have several virtual hosts on it and all of them get redirected to 
>> cms.tobyhouse.com? That's the result of the wrong virtual host syntax you 
>> use. Use name-based virtual hosts and it will work.
>> Why don't you solve this at dns level? Wouldn't that be much "cleaner"?
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> sure - but I needed a way to do this temporarily to demonstrate to
> bosses who don't always understand these technical issues and to figure
> out if and how I handle things at the DNS level.

Its actually very useful to access backend hosts on private networks or 
to transparently spread the load across several machines.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com