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From Dragon <>
Subject [users@httpd] A reverse proxy question
Date Tue, 22 May 2007 19:29:05 GMT
Before asking my question, I need to explain a little about what I am 
trying to do.

I have a reverse proxy set up in Apache 2.0.54 using the instructions 
detailed in

It works great for the most part but I have one little thing that 
causes me some problems in the Rails application I am proxying. The 
problem revolves around some internal redirects the application does 
that I am currently "fixing" by hard coding the URL as seen from the 
outside world into the application where it does these page 
redirects. This is not an ideal solution as it breaks things if I 
access the application directly instead of through the proxy.

What I want to be able to do is to inform the application that it is 
being accessed through the proxy so it can programmatically determine 
the correct redirect URL regardless of how it is being accessed. 
Essentially what I want to do is somehow pass the actual request URL 
through the proxy to the application so it can dynamically fix the 
URL to access the correct page.

So my question is this, is there some (easy?) way through either HTTP 
headers or some other mechanism that I can inform the application 
that it is being accessed through the proxy?


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