Can the 4710 reverse proxy like the Apache rerwite rule

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Jul 20th, 2009
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We currently have web servers configured with Apache that act as reverse proxies using an Apache rewrite rule. The end user connects to the Apache web server and it proxies that connection to the backend app server. Is the 4710 capable of acting as a reverse proxy like Apache which would eliminate the need for a web server?


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g-georgiou Tue, 07/21/2009 - 21:30
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Although this is not the most common scenario it is doable. What you will need is to NAT the client source IP to the ACE VIP and send the request to the web server. If there is a web farm then you can use another context of ACE to loadbalance the request to the web farm.Actually i have setup ACE as a reverse proxy in replacement of an ISA server by using the one-arm mode for the implementation. Beware though that you will need to use Policy Based Routing or NAT so as for the return traffic to go though ACE. Also you will need to insert the client IP in the x-forwarded-for HTTP header for proper analysis (as you would do with Apache).

See below link for routed mode (it is for the c6500 / ACE module but same applies for the ACE 4710 appliance

Hope it helps,



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