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From Nathan Ollerenshaw <>
Subject [users@httpd] rewrite/url munging question
Date Mon, 09 Jun 2003 09:24:34 GMT
Hi there,

I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on the following;

I need to be able to take a url like

and have the server rewrite internally to

(The reason for this is that when a customer creates an account on our 
system, we want them to be able to 'see' a version of their site right 
away, without waiting for DNS to work)

I've thought of a few ways, but they all seem rather complex or too 

One way, the simplest, was to simply stick an Alias for each site in 
the VirtualHost for each customer. But, that seems messy.

Another way I thought would be to use mod_rewrite, however I think to 
do this, I will need mod_proxy installed.

I've tried a few things with mod_rewrite, but they don't work for 
various reasons.

Anyone done this and able to share their solution? Or at least, an idea 
of what I could do.



Nathan Ollerenshaw - Systems Engineer - Shared Hosting
ValueCommerce Japan -

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