Can reverse proxy serve inner requests?

30 November 2016, 17:39
Hi Hugo,

Could you please tell me if Hiawatha reverse web proxy is able to serve inner requests?
Let me elaborate a bit..
I am a FreeBSD user ans I have 1 hiawatha reverse proxy jail that serve many other hiawatha webserver most runing wordpress but not only..

Example 1:
I have that is used as a cdn server and when I run the fetch from, I get:
Connection refused

If I run the same command from my desktop (not same lan) it work with no problem for me

Example 2:
From, if I run
wp plugin install --activate
I get
Downloading install package from
Warning: Download failed. "cURL error 7: Failed to connect to port 443: Connection refused"

Example 4: is wordpress site and cron isn't working..
When runing the following command
wp cron test
I get the following error:
Error: WP-Cron spawn failed with error: cURL error 7: Failed to connect to port 80: Connection refused

I have check the firewall and a colleague also checked it so we are fairly sure its not firewall issue..
Could you please help us debug this problem?

All sites are forced ssl. I public IP on the reverse proxy and internal IPs on webjails..

Thank you in advance
5 December 2016, 12:45
Hi Hugo,

Haven't seen you for a while hope you ok?
Just letting you know that I managed to fix the issue by adding the cdn domain to the webjail /etc/hosts file
Hugo Leisink
5 December 2016, 12:46
I'm fine, just very busy. Because of that, I missed your first post. Sorry. Good to hear you found a solution.
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