Reverse proxy recommendation

Thomas Mullins tsmullins at
Mon Jun 2 18:32:02 UTC 2008

Most thanks,

FreeBSD ports are great.


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Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 10:58 AM
To: Thomas Mullins
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Subject: Re: Reverse proxy recommendation

On Sat, 2008-05-31 at 10:26 -0400, Thomas Mullins wrote:
> Hello,
> We have three internal web servers that we make accessible to the 
> internet.  Right now we simply use pf and port redirection.  Works 
> great.
> But, we would like to tighten up security.  I know you can do this 
> with squid, apache and a few others.  Could someone please make a 
> recommendation on what solutions they have used or seen in the past?
> Thanks
> Shane

You may want to check the www/varnish port. From the ports description:

This is the Varnish high-performance HTTP accelerator.

Documentation and additional information about Varnish is available on

Technical questions about Varnish and this release should be addressed
to <varnish-dev at>.

Questions about commercial support and services related to Varnish
should be addressed to <varnish at>.


And from wikipedia:

I've never used it myself, but looks interesting since it's been created
by Poul-Henning Kamp which is a major FreeBSD developer.


David Robillard
UNIX systems administrator & Oracle DBA
CISSP, RHCE & Sun Certified Security Administrator
Montreal: +1 514 966 0122
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