HTTP - Gateway (Reverse Proxy)

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1 - About

A reverse proxy (or gateway) appears to the client just like an ordinary web server.

The client makes ordinary requests for content in the namespace of the reverse proxy. The reverse proxy then decides where to send those requests and returns the content as if it were itself the origin.

A CDN is a reverse proxy Internet wise.

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3 - Usage

A typical usage of a reverse proxy is:

  • to provide Internet users access to a server that is behind a firewall.
  • to balance load among several back-end servers
  • to provide caching for a slower back-end server.
  • to bring several servers into the same URL space.

3.1 - Cache

caching management in Reverse proxy.

Only the max-age, s-maxage, and private Cache-Control headers will influence proxy caching

4 - Documentation / Reference

web/http/gateway.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/12 10:15 by gerardnico