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From Bradley Giesbrecht <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Using rewrite to forward the request
Date Wed, 09 Jul 2008 16:22:39 GMT
Actually this is a good use of Chrome.

Chrome has stock images. Well at least one.


On Jul 9, 2008, at 8:51 AM, Mohit Anchlia wrote:

> We have a web server that redirects traffic to app server using  
> mod_jk load balancer.
> Now I need to do the following:
> 1. If request comes from URL /AB and content of URL /AB has content  
> in certain format then forward it to mod_jk otherwise forward it to  
> some other URL (external system in our case).
> 2. Make sure that when apache forwards the requests to external URL,  
> session from client is still active.
> My obvious questions are:
> 1. Can I do the above using rewrite rules?
> 2. Can I use perl in rewrite rules to parse through the content and  
> somehow tell apache to re-direct the request? What's the best way to  
> do that? In terms of performance, efficiency etc.
> 3. If rewrite forwards the request then does it still maintains the  
> session from client -> WebServer -> External system?
> I need your advise.

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