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Re: Need recomendations for https proxy that serves as a firewall proxy

On Wed, 2003-12-31 at 11:01, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

> Unfortunatelly there are not much free HTTP Application Level Gateways (reverse
> proxies) out there which do good filtering. (And I am not sure if there are non-free 
> which are good, either:). Some are listed on: 
> http://www.freefire.org/tools/index.en.php3

For a simple reverse proxy (with load balancing), try pound. From the
webpage [http://www.apsis.ch/pound/]: 

"The Pound program is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end
for Web server(s). Pound was developed to enable distributing the load
among several Web-servers and to allow for a convenient SSL wrapper for
those Web servers that do not offer it natively. Pound is distributed
under the GPL - no warranty, it's free to use, copy and give away."

Last I looked, pound was available as a debian package in sid.

However, for virtual hosting across multiple back-end machines with
authentication at the firewall, I found apache2 + mod_ssl + mod_proxy
more suitable. Moreover, pound does not provide caching for
acceleration, nor ssl on the back channel.

Murray J. Brown, 
Director, Information Security Consulting
Witstone Counterworks inc. and Trusted By Design inc.
Director & Global Investor, The Hunger Project in Canada
"Unleashing the Human Spirit for the end of World Hunger."
[mjb@mjbrown.com] [mjb@TrustedByDesign.com] [mjb@thp.org]

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