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From Sean Copenhaver <sean.copenha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Redirect the welcome page without breaking Futon?
Date Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:44:12 GMT
Glad I could help. If you get the kinks worked out it would be great if you
post some information about your final solution. I would imagine others will
find it useful (including me) one day.

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Hendrik Jan van Meerveld <haaiee@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Thank you Sean,
>
> I just tried it: it works!
>
> The rewrite should actually be:
> {
>  "from" : "*",
>  "to" : "_show/show/welcome"
> }
>
> And I need to do a lot of fine-tuning, but the first results look
> promising.
> Also need to put futon.domain.com in my hosts file I suppose.
>
> Kind regards,
> Hendrik Jan
>
> On 11 April 2011 20:47, Sean Copenhaver <sean.copenhaver@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I think you would have to do a virtual host for both futon and your app.
> >
> > Something like:
> >
> >     futon.domain.com = /_utils
> >     domain.com = /db/_design/app/_rewrite
> >
> > Then in _design/app/_rewrite, something like:
> >  {
> >     from: '/'
> >     to: '_show/show/welcome'
> >  }
> >
> > I have only played around with rewrites a little and have no couchdb
> right
> > now to test with, so someone would have to confirm.
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Hendrik Jan van Meerveld
> > <haaiee@gmail.com>wrote:
> >
> > > Thank you Sean,
> > >
> > > I am not sure that your sollution will work in my special case.
> > > It is an existing URL that I want to rewrite.
> > > The URL 'www.domain.com/' gives the JSON result
> > > '{"couchdb":"Welcome","version":"1.0.1"}'
> > > and I want to rewrite it to a HTML welcome page.
> > > Futon uses 'www.domain.com/' to check the Couchdb version and
> therefore
> > > the
> > > rewrite will break Futon.
> > > (Or am I wrong? Did anyone rewrite the domain root and still use
> Futon?)
> > >
> > >
> > > I did solve it in another way. I wrote one rewrite rule (nginx) for
> port
> > > 80,
> > > like this:
> > >
> > > server {
> > >    server_name localhost www.domain.com domain.com;
> > >    listen [::]:80;
> > >    ....
> > >    location =/ {
> > >      rewrite ^ /db/_design/db/_show/show/home;
> > >    }
> > > }
> > >
> > > and another rewrite rule for port 81 (without the rewrite for =/):
> > >
> > > server {
> > >    server_name localhost www.domain.com domain.com;
> > >    listen [::]:81;
> > >    ....
> > > }
> > >
> > > This way if I go to 'www.domain.com:81/_utils' Futon is still working.
> > >
> > >
> > > Hopefully this will help other people to have a welcome page on the
> > domain
> > > root and still use Futon.
> > >
> > > Kind regards,
> > > Hendrik Jan
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 10 April 2011 01:02, Sean Copenhaver <sean.copenhaver@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > You can actually setup virtual hosts and url rewrites inside CouchDB
> to
> > > > allow you to pretty much map any URL to a doc or function that you
> > want.
> > > It
> > > > may allow you to go without nginx or with little relying on it:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> http://blog.couchbase.com/whats-new-in-apache-couchdb-0-11-part-one-nice-urls
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Sean Copenhaver
> > > >
> > > > On Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 6:04 PM, Hendrik Jan van Meerveld
> wrote:
> > > > Hi Couch users,
> > > > >
> > > > > For my new Couchdb website I am looking to a way to achieve the
> > > > following.
> > > > > I would like my visitors to just type "http://www.mysite.com/" and
> > be
> > > > > redirected to another page.
> > > > >
> > > > > Using Nginx as a reverse proxy works if I use the following
> rewrite:
> > > > >
> > > > > location / {
> > > > > rewrite ^ /mydatabase/_design/main/_show/blah/home permanent;
> > > > >  proxy_pass http://localhost:5984;
> > > > > proxy_redirect off;
> > > > >  proxy_set_header Host $host;
> > > > > proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
> > > > > proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
> > > > >  }
> > > > >
> > > > > The problem with this approach is that Futon starts complaining
> > because
> > > > the
> > > > > welcome page is no valid JSON anymore.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Is there a way to redirect "http://www.mysite.com" and still keep
> > > Futon
> > > > > working.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks for any help.
> > > > > Kind regards,
> > > > > Hendrik Jan
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > “The limits of language are the limits of one's world. “ -Ludwig von
> > Wittgenstein
> >
>



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“The limits of language are the limits of one's world. “ -Ludwig von
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