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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Forward proxies and aliases
Date Tue, 08 Jul 2008 20:03:31 GMT
On Tue, 8 Jul 2008 13:48:54 -0600
"Tavian Barnes" <> wrote:

> But that's a reverse proxy, not a forward one.  I'm attempting to use
> an Apache server as a proxy for my web browser, that uses a local copy
> of certain files from certain sites.  As such, it has to be a forward
> proxy, because I'm using it for arbitrary web sites.

That's not what you originally asked.

Anyway, three solutions, from the most sensible
to the least:
  * Set up proxy exceptions in your browser preferences
  * Use mod_cache for your local copies
  * Use mod_rewrite - probably a rewritemap.

Unless of course your real purpose is to block crap like
animated images, in which case maybe the rewritemap makes
good sense (I use my ADSL router to do that).

Nick Kew

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