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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Apache 2 as front end?
Date Tue, 02 May 2006 07:20:05 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Greenbank [] 
> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 10:57 PM
> To:
> Subject: [users@httpd] Apache 2 as front end?
> Hi all,
> I'm pretty new to the Apache config game :). Here's my setup:
> host
> - This is the main http server using named virtual hosts to 
> control which web site is accessed (that is, one IP address + 
> many named hosts).
> host
> - Internal host that runs a web site on port 2002. That is, 
> internally it is accessed as http://B:2002/index.html
> host
> - I'd like any quests to this host (fielded by the VHOST 
> config on to be redirected to and the 
> response correctly send back to the user.

Is this the question? You want a three-part chain: -> ->
with only on the web?

You might get away simply with mod_proxy on (see

If the proxying scheme is more complicated or has conditional clauses, you might need to use
mod_rewrite in proxy mode ([P] flag), see

NB: Be careful when using the word "redirect". It is a technical term meaning to send a 301/302
response to the client, asking it to retry the request to a new URL. You can't do that since
the B machines are not on the web.

Owen Boyle
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> Is this possible to configure with Apache? I've look through 
> quite a lot of documentation but I think I'm unclear of which 
> terminology I should search on.
> Any help or pointers to documentation would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Mark
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