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"Reverse proxy" (was: Referrals)
Howard Chu wrote:
Michael Ströder wrote:
Then use back-ldap as a LDAP reverse proxy or slapo-chain for chasing the
You keep using that phrase "reverse proxy" - it's just a proxy.
Well, I don't want to nitpick here but this wording is commonly used when
dealing with web servers:
1. A forwarding proxy is one your client might have to use to reach out to
external servers (by some definition of "external") and
2. a reverse proxy is the connection end point for the client which passes
requests on to a hidden server.
For 1. the client has to know about the proxy and for 2. the client does not
have to know (or even must not know).
Looking at this it seems appropriate to me to use the term "reverse proxy"
when talking about back-ldap.
P.S.: This reminds me of a feature request I wanted to submit to ITS for
letting libldap use a forwarding proxy via HTTP connect. Or at least pass a
file descriptor to ldap_initialize()...