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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Different ProxyPass protocols within a VirtualHost for certain files
Date Fri, 12 Dec 2003 13:44:45 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fabio Corazza [mailto:fabio.corazza@farm.espin.it]

You say:

> ... we are forced to use HTTPS 
> between the Apache and the IIS.

and

> The web application running in the IIS, written in ASP, 
> generates HTML 
> code with URLs for downloading PDF files _only_ through HTTP 
> protocol. 

These two statements are incompatible and mutually exclusive. It cannot
work if both these are true...

If I misunderstand, please try to explain again.

Rgds,
Owen Boyle
Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored. 


> Because of this, the client browsing through reverse proxy, 
> when it does 
> try to download the PDF in HTTP, encounters errors because 
> the Reverse 
> Proxy internally redirects it in HTTPS. Browsing directly to 
> the IIS it 
> does work, so we must put hands to Apache.
> 
> I've tried to configure a FilesMatch directive for matching 
> all the PDF 
> files and, within it, a ProxyPass/ProxyPassReverse directive 
> configured 
> for HTTP. Like the example below:
> 
> <FilesMatch "\.pdf$">
>          ProxyRequests Off
>          ProxyPass /  http://www.site.com/
>          ProxyPassReverse / http://www.site.com/
> </FilesMatch>
> 
> Unfortunately, this can't be done, since FilesMatch does not support 
> Proxy directives within itself.
> 
> So I'm just unable to make the PDF downloads available through the 
> reverse proxy. The application can't be modified since it's 
> too old and 
> the developers are actually busy, so I guess the only way is 
> using some 
> tricks within the reverse proxy configuration.
> 
> Some Apache wizards out there?
> 
> Any help greatly appreciated.
> 
> 
> Kind regards,
> Fabio
> 
> -- 
> Fabio Corazza
> espin S.p.A. - Gestione server farm
> Centro Direzionale Milanofiori
> Strada 3 Palazzo B2
> 20090 Assago (MI) - Italy
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