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pound and virtual hosts
"Eric S. Johansson" <esj(at)harvee.org>
2003-09-18 15:25:53 [ FULL ]
apologies if this is in FAQ but I've been unable to find any archives to search


I am hosting a number of personal domains for myself and a friend of mine
a single IP address.  The personal domains are served from two different 
machines.  I was running Apache in reverse proxy mode and I *thought*
was locked down but spammers found a way through it to use it as a proxy relay.

it looks like Pound will do what I want (i.e. reverse proxy to multiple
by name without creating an open proxy) yet the documentation notes tend to 
discourage or discount this kind of use.  Is it a real problem or is it just an

expression of personal philosophy?

I would appreciate some enlightenment.  I need to make a decision how to go 
relatively quickly because I do need to get the Web services back on but I am 
not going to trust Apache anytime soon for this kind of service.


Re: pound and virtual hosts
Andreas Roedl <andreas.roedl(at)native-instruments.de>
2003-09-18 15:49:21 [ FULL ]

Am Donnerstag, 18. September 2003 15:25 schrieb Eric S. Johansson:[...]

Do you need SSL (https)? If not, it is pretty easy to set up.


Re: pound and virtual hosts
Robert Segall <roseg(at)apsis.ch>
2003-09-18 15:55:47 [ FULL ]
On Thursday 18 September 2003 15:25, you wrote:[...]

Surely not spammers, but people who like to surf anonymously...

It's a matter of personal preference. We have reports of people running over 
70 virtual hosts off Pound (a Brazilian ISP), so the possibility is certainly 

As a side note: Apache CAN be prevented from doing this - but you need to be 
careful with the configuration. On the other hand, running Apache just to 
provide proxying services is very much overkill.[...]