[Seaside] ProxyPass and the P Option

Richard Eng richard.eng at rogers.com
Mon Nov 5 17:43:23 UTC 2007

I don't think I can use ProxyPass directives with Apache's mod_balancer
load-balancing feature. Apache's balancer expects something like:

  <Proxy balancer://seaside_cluster>

ProxyPass directives don't seem to fit in with this.

(I'm getting ready to explore mod_balancer. I know very little about it.)


Would you care to elaborate on the reason(s) for avoiding ProxyPass?

I also have a site with SSL that is using ProxyPass just as happily.


Richard Eng wrote:
> Thanks for the various configuration files. But I *am* trying to avoid using
> ProxyPass directives, and I am not successful.
> Apache is wickedly complicated. I think very few people actually fully
> understand how it works. That's why there are a myriad of ad hoc
> configurations floating throughout the Internet with users employing trial
> and error (ie, guesswork) to adapt these configurations for their own use.
> Consequently, these configurations are very fragile. It's a right bloody
> mess.
> With my configuration, I am trying to accomplish two goals:
> 1) Secure my site with SSL.
> 2) Load-balance my Seaside application using Apache2.
> I've succeeded with 1), but I need to get rid of ProxyPass directives for
> 2). My configuration, so far, is as simple as I can make it. Complex
> configurations obfuscate the situation. Like I said, very few people really
> understand Apache. I need to proceed very, very cautiously...
> Richard

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