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From Simon Moser <>
Subject [users@httpd] Is WebDAV not supported by mod_rewrite?
Date Fri, 03 Jan 2003 08:46:11 GMT


we are encontering problems with mod_rewrite at our site with the following setup:

A SSL-enabled Webserver acts as reverse-proxy for incoming requests. SSL is used
to avoid sending cleartext-passwords over the net. The requests are forwarded to
another webserver with mod_dav enabled using mod_rewrite. 

When connecting to the mod_dav enabled webserver directly, the setup seems fine,
but when connecting via the reverse-proxy, the COPY and MOVE requests fail with
the following error:

dav:/upload/> copy index.html index1.html
Copying `/upload/' to
`/upload/':  failed:
502 Bad Gateway

Some investigation (changing the logformat of the dav-enabled webserver) showed
that the http-header of  MOVE and COPY requests contain a 'Destination'-field
which mod_rewrite does actually not rewrite .....

   . - smoser [29/Dec/2002:21:45:56 +0100] "PROPFIND
/upload/ HTTP/1.1" 404 249 - HOST: - smoser [29/Dec/2002:21:45:56 +0100] "COPY
/upload/ HTTP/1.1" 502 259 DESTINATION: HOST:

Does anybody know if mod_rewrite supports WebDAV? Is anybody using a similar setup?

Best regards,
Simon Moser

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