Would love to....but our current setup doesn't support it (that I know of). If you've got a solution on how to integrate Apache behind an IIS web server, I would be very interested to hear it. To reiterate from an earlier post, here's what I've got: We've got hundreds of sites served from our web server which runs IIS. Each department is a subfolder of our main site www.uwec.edu/biology We currently integrate web applications into their sites using ASP, and now PHP. Let's say the Biology department wanted to collect lab data from their students. They might have an application hosted at www.uwec.edu/biology/labdata This allows us to more easily share images, styles, etc plus they feel as though they "own" the application. We've had things on different servers and it's not well received by departments. So, if I wanted to write the labdata application in Rails, I would need a way to integrate that with their site. How do I do that if I can't get IIS to serve it out? I would be willing to run this on Apache, but how would I get IIS to reverse-proxy to it (and also ensure that everything works? In order to retain the url structure, a reverse proxy would also need to transform the responses from the Apache server so that the correct URLs could be requested again. (I realize that my situation may be different from others but would welcome any suggestionts.)
on 2005-12-20 18:49
on 2005-12-20 19:01
Ugh, that sounds like a political nightmare. Why would a department care what server their app is on? anyway I guess that is beside the point. I would assume if you told them you could get their applicaiton built in 1/2 the time if they had an "ugly" url that they wouldn't care. You could also build in admin features for a person to edit their look and feel instead of worrying about linking to "local" images. Sorry, don't know how you would go about doing this. On 12/20/05, Hogan, Brian P. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > www.uwec.edu/biology > > > > > several variations) > > > > To: email@example.com > > be done, but it's not pretty. We had to use C++ and the registry editor > > everything Just Works now. > > D > > > > http://dema.ruby.com.br/articles/2005/08/23/taming... > > > still not entirely sure what I did to make it work. I decided to do > > > http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/Fast+CGI+a... > > > case they are receiving similar errors just let me know. > > > http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails > > _______________________________________________ > http://www.zerium.com > [phone] 404-488-4364 > > _______________________________________________ > Rails mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails > > > -- Steven R. web application & interface developer http://www.zerium.com [phone] 404-488-4364
on 2005-12-20 19:16
On 12/20/05, Hogan, Brian P. <email@example.com> wrote: > > Would love to....but our current setup doesn't support it (that I know of). > If you've got a solution on how to integrate Apache behind an IIS web > server, I would be very interested to hear it. > I run a production Tomcat server behind IIS on Win2003 (used to work under Win2000). I imagine if you get the Tomcat/IIS installation instructions you can use them to setup a Apache/IIS installation. Greg -- Greg F. The Norcross Group Forensics for the 21st Century
on 2005-12-21 00:06
Hi Brian, I don't know how to integrate apache behind IIS, but you could try putting IIS behind apache. mod_proxy works well in apache as a forward or reverse proxy. I've done this with tomcat instead of using mod_jk. You might even use mod_security in apache to help shield IIS. On a similar note, I strongly recommend giving each department or college their own 2nd-teir dns name and vhost. i.e. biology would be www.biology.uwec.edu. That way you can easily move the department sites around to different servers when (not if) your main web servers get overloaded. In addition, you can put different departments on different servers based on wen technology used (asp/php/rails). I would recommend against hosting too many web technologies on the same server or cluster. with mod_proxy and apache you can pxoy directory A to serverA and directoryB to server B.