[EP-tech] Re: EPrints behind a reverse proxy

Ian Stuart Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk
Mon Feb 27 13:55:24 GMT 2012

On 27/02/12 13:19, Yuri wrote:
> Il 27/02/2012 13:32, Ian Stuart ha scritto:
>> On 27/02/12 12:07, raffaele messuti wrote:
>>> still not convinced , but i'll try ;)
>>> the parameters entered in epadmin create (hostname and port) are
>>> written in 10_core.pl
>>> where is the magic in changing it later? they are written elsewhere?
>> The "change it back" part is under "Configuring the repository"
>> The way a reverse-proxy works is thus:
>> 1) Request comes in for host1.example.com
>> 2) Proxy translates the address to services.example.com:1234
>> 3) Backend server does whatever it needs to do&   writes the page (to the
>> proxy server)
>> 4) Proxy server takes the response, and replaces the address line from
>> services.example.com:1234 to host1.example.com (but leaves the content
>> as is)
> What if the content contain urls to services.example.com:1234? :)
Then the contents contain services.example.com:1234 when the browser 
sees host1.example.com in the address bar.... and when the user clicks 
on the link, the client will switch to using services.example.com:1234 
(assuming the firewall for their organisation does not block port 1234)


Ian Stuart.
Developer: Open Access Repository Junction and OpenDepot.org
Bibliographics and Multimedia Service Delivery team,
The University of Edinburgh.


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