My Apache 2.2.9 runs on Debian Lenny 5.0.1 with 2 network interfaces, one interface has a public IP and hostname, the other is not configured. This machine caters to services that run on the LAMP stack.

There is a Windows Server 2008 SP2 machine running IIS 7 that serves our needs. The box can be configured to be either on a local or a public IP and has 2 network interfaces as well.

Both the servers serve over SSL and Apache is public facing.

Is there a way when a request such as is made the browser can serve contents from the IIS server without using a redirect and transferring to In other words the user must not /experience/ any switch happening. Thanks!

Accepted Answer

If I understand your situation correctly, I believe you may be able to use mod_proxy to do what you want. Basically, Apache would act as a "reverse proxy" for the requests that you actually want to serve from IIS. Note that a reverse proxy isn't like a normal HTTP proxy. From the mod_proxy docs:

A reverse proxy ... appears to the client just like an ordinary web server. No special configuration on the client is necessary. The client makes ordinary requests for content in the name-space of the reverse proxy. The reverse proxy then decides where to send those requests, and returns the content as if it was itself the origin.

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