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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: [May be Spam]Re: [users@httpd] Redirect syntax
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2003 15:49:08 GMT

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Chad Thompson wrote:
> > You'll probably need to use mod_rewrite for this.  Something like
> >
> > RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/dialer
> > RewriteRule /(.*)$1 [P,L]
> >
> > RerwiteRule /(.*)$1 [P,L]
> >
> > Replace the P flag with R if you want a redirect rather than a reverse
> > proxy.
> >
> Ok, I thnk I understand the distinction between Proxy and Rewrite now....  I
> dont think however that rewrite is what I need.  (Please correct me if I'm
> wrong :-)
> I have only one place of entry for the world to see my 3 webservers.  If I
> rewrite, that will tell the world to look for a different external ip to
> find the pages, and I have only 1 external IP.... right?
> If I proxy, it works well.  But there doesnt seem to be a ProxyPassMatch to
> allow wild cards and regular expressions.
> Is there a way to do wild cards with ProxyPass?... or any other ideas?

mod_rewrite is the swiss-army-knife of URL manipulation.  It can do EITHER
redirecting or proxying, depending on the options.  Note the [P] flag at
the end of the RewriteRule.  That tells mod_rewrite to proxy just like the
ProxyPass directive.


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