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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: PROPOSAL: new directive for mod_proxy
Date Sun, 17 Feb 2002 20:32:05 GMT
Graham Leggett wrote:
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> Ian Holsman wrote:
>>In that case
>>ReverseProxyEngine On
> I still don't understand why it is required.
> Reverse proxy behaviour is switched on using ProxyPass, and as I
> understand it also by some magic in mod_rewrite. Adding another
> directive means to get reverse proxy behaviour you need to enable two
> directives instead of just one - which doesn't make sense.

ok.. from my understanding:
you can write rewrite rules in a .htaccess file and they will be applied
you can use rewrite to initate a reverse-proxy connection.
so a unwilling administrator can open up his network by a malicious user
that has access to a 'userdirectory' or somesuch on the main webserver.

Is this right chuck?

> What are you trying to achieve using this directive?
> Regards,
> Graham

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