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Re: "Reverse proxy" (was: Referrals)
Just call it a proxy. Reverse or forward, it's really doing the same
thing, even if it's server to server proxying. Does it really matter
if the server sits between the browser and an internet gateway on a
specific subnet or on the other side of the internet gateway? To the
browser, not much changes (if anything)
But - I digress from the real problem question here. I've just seen
too many people get confused by the 'reverse' terminology and trying
to understand it as reverse (e.g. the server proxies back to the
browser ?? ).
On Mar 17, 2008, at 1:26 PM, Michael Ströder wrote:
Howard Chu wrote:
Michael Ströder wrote:
Then use back-ldap as a LDAP reverse proxy or slapo-chain for
chasing theYou 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()...
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