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Creating a Reverse Proxy with URL Rewrite for IIS
There are times when you need to reverse proxy through a server. The most common example is when you have an internal web server that isn’t exposed to the internet, and you have a public web server accessible to the internet. If you want to serve up traffic...
Posted: Oct 24 2013, 01:18 PM by OWScott | with 14 comment(s)
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Using WebDAV with ARR
Application Request Routing (ARR) is a great solution for load balancing and other proxying needs. I’m a big fan and have written often about it. I had someone ask me this week about WebDAV support for ARR. With his ARR setup, he noted that WebDAV creation...
Posted: Jan 29 2013, 01:33 PM by OWScott | with 2 comment(s)
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URL Rewrite – Protocol (http/https) in the Action
IIS URL Rewrite supports server variables for pretty much every part of the URL and http header. However, there is one commonly used server variable that isn’t readily available.  That’s the protocol—HTTP or HTTPS. You can easily check if a page...
Posted: Nov 07 2012, 10:04 AM by OWScott | with 5 comment(s)
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Google and Geo-location, CNDs, DNS Load Balancing-Week 50
You can find this week’s video here . This week answers two Q&A questions from viewers. DNS Load Balancing and then some discussion and a walkthrough using Application Request Routing (ARR) for a Content Delivery Network (CDN). There’s a growing movement...
High Availability for ARR-Week 38
You can find this week’s video here . Note: This week’s video got stuck in the publishing process so sorry for the delay, but here it is.  Next week I’ll move on to some other topics besides web farms, to mix it up. Application Request Routing (ARR...
ARR Tricks to Share with Web Server-Week 37
You can find this week’s video here . This video covers two specific tricks to allow the Application Request Routing (ARR) and Web roles to share the same server. This is useful if you have multiple servers and can't setup dedicated servers for ARR, or...
Posted: Sep 21 2011, 06:19 PM by OWScott | with no comments
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ARR Binding Trick-Week 36
You can find this week’s video here . This week's video shows a specific trick to allow a reverse proxy—Application Request Routing in this case—how to use only one IP address per web servers while supporting many distinct sites. This is extra useful...
Three ARR Back End Binding Options–Week 35
You can find this week’s video here . ARR and other reverse proxies need a way to connect to the actual web nodes. Like other reverse proxies, Microsoft’s free load balancing solution—Application Request Routing (ARR)—needs a way to connect to the sites...
Posted: Sep 07 2011, 09:24 AM by OWScott | with no comments
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ARR Health Checks–Week 34
You can find this week’s video here . Application Request Routing (ARR) is used as a load balancer (reverse proxy) for highly available websites. This week I cover health checks in ARR and lay out a few principles that will help you be more effective...
ARR Helper-Week 33
You can find this week’s video here . This week we take a look at the issue caused by the man-in-the-middle and how to resolve it with ARR Helper—a small component offered by Microsoft to address this very issue. Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking...
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