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From "Tavian Barnes" <taviana...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Forward proxies and aliases
Date Wed, 09 Jul 2008 14:47:45 GMT
On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 2:03 PM, Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jul 2008 13:48:54 -0600
> "Tavian Barnes" <tavianator@gmail.com> 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.

It's what I attempted to ask, by referring to "forward proxies" in the
subject line.

> Anyway, three solutions, from the most sensible
> to the least:
>  * Set up proxy exceptions in your browser preferences

I know of nothing that can direct particular web addresses to local
copies of files; all the tools I've seen can just selectively proxy
addresses.

>  * Use mod_cache for your local copies

My local copies are intended to differ from the copies on the web.
Can mod_cache or mod_file_cache really be set to use a particular
local  version of a file, rather than automatically generating the
cache?  I realise that I didn't clarify this earlier.

>  * Use mod_rewrite - probably a rewritemap.

Is there any reason I'd need to use a rewrite map?  Reading through
the mod_rewrite documentation, I came up with this,

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.google\.com
RewriteRule ^/ig /ig [R]

which unfortunately doesn't work.  What am I missing?

> 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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