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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Redirect question
Date Tue, 06 May 2003 13:52:13 GMT

On Tue, 6 May 2003, Porter, Mark wrote:

> We're having the same problem with Cisco load balancers, a Rainbow Igate
> SSL accelerator, and Iplanet Web Server 4.1. I haven't tried it with
> Apache, but I suspect the problem will still be there.
> We had the accelerator vendor write a code update that looks for a
> redirect containing http instead of https, and the port appended to the
> host with a :. (we're using port translation, so the web server is
> actually bound to :84)
> Remember that if you leave the trailing / off a directory object, the
> web server actually sends a redirect to the browser, containing the
> trailing /. The Igate intercepts the redirect, and rewrites it to be
> https, and (in our case) removes the :84.

Yes, that is one technique.  The other technique is simply to set

(Apache 1.3:)
Listen 84
Port 80

(Apache 2.0:)
Listen 84

in the back-end httpd.conf.


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