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Question on web proxy architecture
From: david_harris () arnotts com
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 12:23:06 +1100






Hi all

Been trying to search the web for docs on various architectures for web
proxy deployment.

issue:  we have a new web proxy and a shiny new AV server looking for a
home in our network of 500 users.

it will be handling the usual HTTP, IM and streaming

the current proxy architecture is 'proxy on a stick' with a single
interface handling all in/out connections. it seems to do ok performance
wise

I'm not really concerned about performance but I would like to know what
others have experienced.

so the question is where best to place the proxy?  what are the security
implications of having a proxy on a stick? its still proxying is it not?

What is the common practice for web proxy placement?




cheers

David Harris

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