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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Reverse Proxy / Redirection /mod_ext_filter / mod_headers
Date Thu, 28 Apr 2005 23:53:02 GMT
[Sorry, I sent my reply to you when I ment to send it to the list. 
Redirecting my reply to your reply back to the list.]

On 4/28/05, Farid Izem <> wrote:
> Dear Joshua,
> Computer Science is both my job and my passion.
> As you mentionned, i shoudn't need to do what i'm asking for.
> But i not responsible for bad self commercials developments.
> I'm just looking for a workaround to improve security around open source
> Solutions such as Linux, Apache, Squid, Postfix, Openldap, Openssh and
> BSD World.
> My best problem is to understand why mod_ext_filter is not working either
> i think this is not the proper solution. I've spent a lot of time compiling
> Apache, Configuring mod_ssl, mod_auth_ldap, mod_proxy, mod_rewrite
> so i will not stop now until i understand mod_ext_filter.
> King Regards,
> Farid.
> On 4/28/05, Joshua Slive <> wrote:
> > On 4/28/05, Farid Izem <> wrote:
> > > Joshua,
> > >
> > > You were right about Location. The Reverse Proxy must handle it.
> > > I made some snoop trace and i confirmed you that the destination ip address
> > > Hard coded in the response.
> > >
> > > So, i'm still trying to use to rewrite each
> > > occurence of
> >
> > As I mentioned, you shouldn't need to do this because all sane
> > browsers will ignore the body part of redirects.  They only look at
> > the HTTP response headers.
> >
> > If you still want to rewrite proxy bodys, look at mod_proxy_html.

Well, if what you want is to learn to use mod_ext_filter, I'd start
with a simpler scenario.  In particular, start with trying to filter
something that doesn't originate in the reverse proxy.  That would
help you to figure out if your problem is an interaction of mod_proxy
and mod_ext_filter.


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