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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] retreiving a document on another server
Date Wed, 07 Jul 2004 17:11:10 GMT
On Wed, 07 Jul 2004 12:03:30 -0400, Wagner, Aaron
<> wrote:
> I need to access .doc on a remote server and the service ID that Apache2 uses has access
to the shares.  Can I get the server to retrieve the file and serve it as a word doc the the
end users?
> I've tried:
> ProxyPass /mirror/foo \\crprchfnp05\e2e monitoring east\Midrange Operations\MIDOPS\something.doc
> and this:
> Alias /mirror/foo \\crprchfnp05\e2e monitoring east\Midrange Operations\MIDOPS\something.doc
> both server are W2k, thus i need the back slashes.
> I need the server to proxy pass the file because only the server id has access to the

No, you don't need a proxy.  A proxy is for when the document needs to
be fetched by http (or ftp).  In this case, you are fetching the
document from a (network) filesystem, so the Alias directive is the
one you want.

I see a couple issues:

1. You haven't told us at all what happened when you tried the alias. 
What did you see in the browser?  What did you see in the apache error

2. If a pathname has spaces, it needs to be surrounded by double quotes.

3. I'm not a win32-apache expert, but I believe you should be using
forward-slashes for everything.  In general, you should always use
forward slashes in the apache config files, even in win32.


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