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Use the appropriate product instead, ie Oracle iPlanet Web Proxy Server 4 which is a proxy server rather than using a web server in a way it was not designed for.
In order to give value to the solution is it possible to manage "the proper product" Oracle Web Proxy Server via the Oracle iPlanet Admin Server GUI ?
As I have written the goal is to replace an existing proxy (Squid) so I'd need additional value... any suggestions ?
Both Oracle iPlanet Proxy Server as well as Oracle iPlanet Web Server come with their own instance of Oracle iPlanet Admin Server which can be co-deployed on the same server or on a remote server. The GUI is a web browser connecting to the admin server interface.
Let's me summarize my request.
I am managing the frontier of my customer. I have a web server farm based on Reverse Proxy and Proxy. The Reverse Proxy side is well consolidated and it is based on an Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7 web farm. The Proxy side is actually based on Squid. There are a Production and a Staging environments, about 30 web configurations with 90 web instances and 20 Squid instances.
I am looking for interesting ideas to convince the customer and replace Squid with Oracle. Infact let's consider that any replacement has a cost so the additional value is mandatory!
If I have understood correctly it is not a good idea to use Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7 acting as Proxy, right ?
Ok, let's assume iPlanet Web Proxy Admin Server and iPlanet Admin Server coexist in the same machine, does iPlanet Web Proxy Admin GUI support SSO with iPlanet Web Server GUI ?
It could be additional value, I mean...