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From alex dyas <ad...@twowaytv.co.uk>
Subject Re: Adding / Rewriting HTTP headers on the fly
Date Mon, 18 Mar 2002 15:11:21 GMT
Virtual hosts are currently by name, but doing it by IP would indeed 
solve the problem.  I'll definately look into this.

using mod_rewrite instead is a solution I hadn't thought of yet, thanks.

Alex..

Artiom Morozov wrote:
> Hello,
> 
>     While Host header is out of HTTP1.0 standard (afair), it's being 
> used by browsers supporting only HTTP1.0. So far you probably should not 
> care about protocol version. Even if above is not true, you can set one 
> virtual host per IP. Even if previous is also not true ;-) - you can get 
> rid of virtual hosts and use mod_rewrite for selecting proper 
> DocumentRoot using Alias'es. On 2002.03.18 15:21 alex dyas wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>>
>> We run Apache in a slightly unconventional environment, clients to our 
>> servers tend not to be your standard IE, Netscape, Mozilla but TV Set 
>> Top Boxes.
>>
>> We have a problem at the moment whereby the requests coming into one 
>> of our servers are done with HTTP 1.0.  We are planning to change the 
>> config of our web server to virtual servers (from one standalone).  
>> The problem is that HTTP 1.0 as far as I know does not support the 
>> "Host" header which is necessary for Apache to select the appropriate 
>> virtual server.  Thus all the requests from the STBs default to the 
>> first virtual server, and not necessarily the one they should be 
>> destined for.
>>
>> My question is, does anyone know of a good way to add the appropriate 
>> headers into the requests either before Apache gets them, or to get 
>> Apache to add them itself? (mod_rewrite?).
>>
>> I'm thinking maybe Squid is an answer, but I have no experience with it.
>>
> 
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