HTTP - Gateway (Reverse Proxy)

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1 - About

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

The client makes ordinary http requests for content to the reverse proxy. The reverse proxy then decides (based on several routing criterion) where to send those requests and returns the content as if it were itself the origin.


3 - Usage

A typical usage of a reverse proxy is:

  • 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.

4 - Management

5 - Example Apache

6 - Documentation / Reference

web/http/gateway.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/27 21:54 by gerardnico