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From Mike Cardwell <>
Subject Re: mod_proxy doesn't proxy with %2F
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2007 16:41:08 GMT
* on the Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 10:28:22AM +0000, Mike Cardwell wrote:

> Using the standard Redhat Enterprise 4, Apache 2.0.52 RPMs here. I have
> a CommunigatePro server. It runs it's own http daemon for the
> administration interface, and webmail. We needed to extend it in several
> ways, so I stuck an Apache mod_proxy in front of it. Here's the config I
> used which works fine:
> ProxyPass        /
> ProxyPassReverse /
> However. When using webmail, if you go to view an attachment like for
> example "filename.txt" from message "message_id" in folder "INBOX" the
> url would look like:
> https://the.domain/session/session_id/MessagePart/INBOX/message_id/filename.txt
> That works absolutely fine. The problem is when the file is in a
> subfolder, eg "INBOX/Archive". Then the url becomes:
> https://the.domain/session/session_id/MessagePart/INBOX%2FArchive/message_id/filename.txt
> With the url above, mod_proxy simply does *nothing*, I get an Apache 404
> error message because the path doesn't exist locally because mod_proxy
> hasn't attempted to do the proxying. I've used tcpdump to verify that
> there is no connection to port 9100 when I make the request.
> Is this a bug, or am I doing something dumb?

I found a solution to this problem. It's not a bug, just unexpected
default behaviour I guess. I solved it over on the users list anyway.

Sorry for wasting your time.


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