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From Frederic Fery <>
Subject [users@httpd] block url - rewrite or proxy?
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2002 05:13:53 GMT

I am new to apache, so sorry if it's a dumb question

We are running Filemaker pro on OS X server (Jaguar) using webcompanion

Filemaker is on port 591, Apache port 80 with Web Connector to do some SSL

I have some security concerns about sharing filemaker databases with 
webcompanion. The issue is with the XML dso_xml tag (and -raw)

Anyone can type in their web browser address bar, something like:


this will reveal all the fields from your database in their browser, not 
really good when you have confidential information...

when people are typing &-format=-dso_xml&-findall they would get go 
nowhere (403.html)

What is the best way to do it: proxy, apache rewrite?
And how do you implement it?

I have tried to set up a proxy (in server settings web->sites->proxy) 
but it didn't work
also, if you could give me some apache rewrite examples for -format=-dso_xml

Frederic Fery
Faculty Web Master

University of Technology, Sydney.
Ph: 02 9514 89 37

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