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From Ian Holsman <i...@cnet.com>
Subject Re: 301 Redirect through a firewall... Possible to hide the origin server ip address?
Date Fri, 14 Sep 2001 18:17:46 GMT
you "could" proxy the requests through another machine
you "could" change the server name of "origin_server" to be the name of
the 'outside' machine

..ian


On Fri, 2001-09-14 at 11:02, Bill Stoddard wrote:
> Browser hits an Apache server through a firewall with a request like this:
> 
> GET /manual HTTP/1.0
> 
> manual is a directory which results in the server issuing a redirect thusly
> 
> HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
> Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 17:37:22 GMT
> Server: Apache/1.3.20 (Unix)
> Location: http://origin_server/manual/
> Connection: close
> Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
> 
> The origin server sits behind a firewall. The problem is that the Location header field
> contains the origin server name, not the name of the firewall, which is a bit of a
> security exposure.
> 
> I really have no good ideas on how to prevent the location header field from having the
> origin_server name/address. Thoughts?
> 
> Bill
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Ian Holsman          IanH@cnet.com
Performance Measurement & Analysis
CNET Networks   -   (415) 364-8608


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