Apache Reverse Proxy for webMethods IS FTP Port


Has anyone tried setting up Apache as Reverse Proxy server (in DMZ) for webMethods Integration Server FTP port (in internal network)?


Apache proxy is for HTTP/S only, so it cannot be used for FTP.

Not exactly so


This module implements a proxy/gateway for Apache. It implements proxying capability for FTP, CONNECT (for SSL), HTTP/0.9, HTTP/1.0, and HTTP/1.1. The module can be configured to connect to other proxy modules for these and other protocols.

mod_proxy is a protocol converter from HTTP to FTP (client connects to the proxy port over HTTP using an ftp URL). It does not act like an FTP server which you would need for FTP clients.

It should work for browser clients though. Good point.