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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] RewriteRule question: forward requests from one Apache server to another
Date Tue, 28 Jun 2005 06:58:34 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cameron Beattie [mailto:kjcsb@orcon.net.nz]
> Sent: Dienstag, 28. Juni 2005 04:50
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: [users@httpd] RewriteRule question: forward requests from one
> Apache server to another
> 
> 
> I am trying to set up the following configuration:
> 1. Apache server with public IP address
> 2. Apache server behind NAT with no public IP address
> 3. Router with public IP address with port forwarding set up 
> for port 8008 
> to Apache server 2
> 4. Public DNS record server.mydomain.com resolves to IP 
> address of server 1
> 
> When a user browses to server.mydomain.com I want a web site 
> to be served up 
> from from server 2.
> 
> I have set the following up in httpd.conf on server 1:
> <VirtualHost *:80>
>         ServerName server.mydomain.com
>         RewriteEngine On
>         RewriteRule ^/(.*) http://60.234.nnn.nn:8008/$1 [L,P]
> </VirtualHost>
> 
> I have set the following up in httpd.conf on server 2:
> <VirtualHost *:8008>
>     ServerName server.mydomain.com
>     DocumentRoot /var/www/html
> </VirtualHost>
> 
> I can access the website locally by accessing the site on 
> server 2, but not 
> through server 1. If I enter http://server.mydomain.com I 
> just get the 
> default apache homepage, rather than the index.phtml page 
> that I want to be 
> served up. If I enter  http://server.mydomain.com/index.phtml 
> I get a 404 
> error.

I guess you left the usual doc-root pointing to htdocs in the main part of the config (outside
the VH). 
So if you get the default page then it's not the RewriteRule - the request is not getting
into the VH container.

Did you do:

	NameVirtualHost *:80

to tell apache to use name-based virtual-hosting?

Before worrying about rewriting, get the VH working: comment out the Rewrite rules, stick
a temporary docroot in the VH container and check you can hit it.

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

> 
> I guess my rewriterule is wrong but I'm not sure how to fix 
> it. Any help 
> would be appreciated.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Cameron 
> 
> 
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