Re: [squid-users] use squid to proxy an iis web server

From: Henrik Nordström <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 13:36:39 +0100

Yes. That is usually what you do by running a reverse proxy.

There is no problem running Squid on port 80, and the web server on port 80,
as long as both are not running on the same IP address. Both may even be
running on the same host if that is what you want.

All reverse proxies hides the real server from the user. What I am saying is
that it is bad to hide the public port number and host name from the real
server. By doing so the real server is quite likely to (accidently) expose
the real servername or port since it does not know the public one which the
user is supposed to be presented with.

Henrik Nordström
MARA Systems AB

On Friday 16 November 2001 09.58, david leung wrote:
> Hi Nordstrom,
> Am I supposed to hide the original server from the public. That is the
> public access the www with natural port 80 on the proxy server. Then the
> proxy communicate with the orgin web server through other port like 8080
> which is transparent to the public user. So when the user access/bookmark
> the link in my web site with www/xxx/yyy instead of www:8080/xxx/yy. Thank
> you for your time.
> David
> At 08:33 AM 11/16/2001 +0100, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> >Not really. It is always best if the origin server thinks it is running on
> >the official hostname and port.

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