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Does Pound fir for either of these problems.
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|Does Pound fir for either of these problems.
Deputy Michael <Michael.Deputy(at)ssfhs.org>
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I'm trying to make pound work and while reading the archives I beginning to
wonder if Pound will do what I think it will do. This is our problem(s) I'm
trying to solve. We have a web based application that our users connect to
from both the Internet and from inside our network. We want to make it easy
for the users so we have them use the same URL regardless of their location:
https://xxx.xxxxx.xxx for the northern
users and https://xxxs.xxxx.xxx for
the southern users. We are currently using Apache in the DMZ to reverse
proxy into our network to serve the pages. We have 2 backend for each site
and it works pretty well except externally we can only point to one of each
backend servers. So if a server goes down we need to manually edit the NDS
entry to point to the other server. Early research on Pound made me think
this would work. But as I understand how the Apache solution works, the
server in the DMZ must re-write the address since it can't be
https://xxs.xxxx.xxx on the outside world
and forward to
https://xxxs.xxxx.xxx on our network. But
I'm reading that rewriting a
https:// won't work with pound (or any other reverse proxy). Internally
using DNS round robin they can connect to either server and begin to work,
but when the TTL for the DNS entry expires DNS may had them the other
servers address and that results in the user having to spontaneously log
back in. The backend application servers do not communicate with each
other. As I read about pound it appears that pound does remember state
information and would continue to connect to the same server. Am I looking
the correct product? Will pound solve these issues?
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|Re: Does Pound fir for either of these problems.
Robert Segall <roseg(at)apsis.ch>
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On Monday 24 January 2005 20:55, Deputy Michael wrote:[...]
I'm thoroughly confused by your message. Do you think you could formulate your
questions in a more comprehensible (or at least more ordered) manner?
As to the few points I did understand:
- Pound doesn't rewrite any addresses (up to redirects)
- Pound has nothing to do with round-robin DNS and doesn't work with it (or
require it, for that matter)
- what are "northern" vs. "southern" users?
- Pound is not Apache, and the modes of operation are not really compatible or
Perhaps you could start with a clear description of what is it you try to