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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] RewriteRule trouble
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2007 12:51:17 GMT
On 10/22/07, Krist van Besien <> wrote:
> On 10/22/07, BP Jonsson <> wrote:
> > How should I write a rewrite rule so that it appears to
> > visitors that they are at http://foo(.*) but the files
> > reside at http://bar/site/foo? Supposing that the rewrite
> > rule is in a .htaccess under the foo root directory, what
> > should it look like?
> ReWriteRule   [P]

No. The first argument to RewriteRule is a url-path, not an absolute URL.

The original question wasn't completely specified, since we don't know
if foo and bar reside on the same machine or not. If they do, you can
use a simple virtual host in httpd.conf:
NameVirtualHost *:80
<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName bar
DocumentRoot /path/to/bar
<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName foo
DocumentRoot /path/to/bar/site/foo

If they don't reside on the same machine, you do indeed need to proxy,
and mod_rewrite is probably the right tool. You'll need a

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^foo$ [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) http://bar/site/foo/$1 [P]

You may also need a ProxyPassReverse directive.


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