Daniël Mantione wrote:
Ok, practical example:

We have a server, two users want to run OpenACS, and 20 users simply wants to code PHP/MySQL. Proposal to the system administrator: Put pound on Port 80 and have requests for the two OpenACS users redirected to their own AOLserver process.

Now, everyone on the server will see all requests coming from localhost. Big chance is the PHP/MySQL users won't like that and put the argument
"just use what everyone else uses" in place against the OpenACS users.

Lots of proxies support adding in additional http headers to indicate that it is a proxied request. In certain environments (firewalled corporate paranoia) you can't avoid everything being proxied and must deal with this. And more to the point, there are simple ways (about 4 lines of code in a PerlFixupHandler) to recover the proxied connection address from such an added-in header if people are really upset about it.

Or as an alternate answer: use apache itself as the proxy. The poor saps who subject themselves to PHP will be happy and the OACS users can have a real system to work with.

Obnoxious alternate answer 2: tell the php users, "sorry, there's people doing real work on this system." :)

Bottom line is, there's no reason why they can't coexist peacefully.


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