Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.x Reverse Proxy Fails To Notice When An Out-Of-Service Origin Server Restarts and Throws Error HTTP7751
(Doc ID 1344495.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2018
Applies to:Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 20-Jan-2014***
The Web Server is configured to reverse proxy the URI /testpages to two Origin Servers, as shown in the following line from the <vs>-obj.conf:
NameTrans fn="map" from="/testpages" name="reverse-proxy-/testpages" to="http:/testpages"
Route fn="set-origin-server" sticky-cookie="JSESSIONID" route-cookie="JROUTE" sticky-param="jsessionid" route-hdr="Proxy-jroute" rewrite-location="true" rewrite-content-location="true" server="origin1:1234" server="origin2:1234"
When one of the Origin Servers goes offline, the RP notices this and marks it as offline. This is shown in the error log:
However, when the Origin Server comes back online, it's not noticed by the RP and requests are not directed to this Origin Server.
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