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From "Joshua Slive" <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_rewrite base url
Date Sun, 06 Jan 2008 04:04:32 GMT
On Jan 5, 2008 9:13 PM, Todd Nine <todd.nine@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>   I'm running Apache with mod_jk, and several tomcat back end servers.  I
> have a default application I would like to use, but I'm not sure how to get
> mod_rewrite to work to redirect the client to the default server.  What I
> would like is something like the following
>
> user enters --> http://www.myserver.com/
> mod_rewrite redirects to --> http://www.myserver.com/insight
>
> I have the following, but its not working.  I'm basically trying to find an
> empty URI then redirect, but it doesn't seem to work.  I just get the empty
> directory indexing.  Could anyone give me a hand?
>
> RewriteEngine On
>
> #Match all request URIs that are empty
> RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^$
> RewriteRule (.*) http://%{HTTP_HOST}/insight/

REQUEST_URI is never empty. It always contains at least "/". What you
want is perhaps
RewriteRule ^/$ /insight/ [R]
(assuming you are doing this in the main server config in httpd.conf)

Joshua.

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