[sclug] Mod_proxy problems

Keith Edmunds kae at midnighthax.com
Wed Jun 13 15:33:34 UTC 2007

> I haven't worked with mod_proxy before. But how is this different from
> using ALIAS (aka mod_alias)?

mod_proxy (optionally) maps to another server. One use might be on a
firewall to protect an internal webserver: the firewall filters the
incoming request (by IP address or server name or authentication or
whatever), and only accesses the real web server if the incoming request
passes the filter. There's a somewhat out of date article that explains
the basic principle of mod_proxy as a reverse proxy at


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