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From Sean T Allen <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache config directives based on requestor ip address?
Date Fri, 10 Dec 2004 22:37:10 GMT
mod_rewrite is what you want...

you can accomplish what you want...

For example

RewriteCond %{REMOTE_HOST}
RewriteRule (.*) /alt-root/$1
RewriteCond %{REMOTE_HOST} !
RewriteRule /alt-root/(.*) /reg-root/$1

And both can exist under the regualr document root

so any access to alt-root from somewhere other than
gets sent to reg-root ( security )
and any looks in alt-root instead...

you get the basic idea... it needs a bit of tweaking...


you can filter yourself with c code using the apache api
or you can install a perl handler via mod-perl

but really the mod_rewrite is the easiest way to go.

Andrew Boyce-Lewis wrote:

>>>From what I have read, mod_rewrite will allow me to change the URL based
>on %{REMOTE_HOST}, however what I want to do is change is the
>DocumentRoot based on the remote host
> that the URL would still be, but the root that
>was being displayed would be different if I was coming from a specific
>host. Is this possible?
> -Andrew
>On Fri, 2004-12-10 at 12:30, Sean T Allen wrote:
>>mod_rewrite can be used to accomplish what you want in spirit if not in 
>>the design you
>>have below.
>>Andrew Boyce-Lewis wrote:
>>>I am looking for a way to apply alternative configuration directives to
>>>apache based on the source ip address. Basically, I was to do something
>>>like this:
>>><VirtualHost *>
>>>       ServerName
>>>	<RequesterMatch>
>>>		DocumentRoot /var/web/root/a
>>>	<RequesterMatch>
>>>	<RequesterMatch !>
>>>		DocumentRoot /var/web/root/b
>>>	<RequesterMatch>
>>>Obviously the RequesterMatch directive does not exist. Has anyone solved
>>>this problem in the past? I can think of a number of somewhat ugly ways
>>>to solve this problem using iptables, but an elegant solution would be
>>>Any ideas and/or experience with such problems?
>>>	-Andrew
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