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what is reverse proxy load balancing?

 
Denis Wang
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The proxy
a. splits requests evenly among clustering servers
b. forwards requests to a different one when observing over-usage of a
server
c. does load balance according to cpu usage
d. routers specific requests to specific servers, for example,
servlets for one server, html for another server.
It will be specially helpful if anybody can explain the mechanism of
the 'reverse proxy load balancing' in a few words.
Thanks.
Best,
Denis
 
E. Messing
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try this link
http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/proxy/adminux/revpxy.htm
They give a nice explanation.
Just a note - it called "reverse" because unlike the "traditional" use of proxy servers (where the proxy sits in front of the client and service the client - for caching purposes) the "reverse" proxy sits in front a specific web resource - and services requests to this specific web resource.
So its kinda "upside down" to the traditional proxy.
 
Mathew Sam
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Is reverse proxy load balancing same as hardware load balancing ? Otherwise how do you compare them?
Sam
 
Wang Zheng
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i think the question's answer above is D.
 
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