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From Mark Montague <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Mod_Rewrite and reverse proxy
Date Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:58:52 GMT
  On April 20, 2011 18:43 , Joel Donahue <> wrote:
> Is it possible to use Mod_Rewrite and apache in reverse proxy mode
> simultaneously?

> <Directory />
> RewriteEngine on
> RewriteBase /
> RewriteRule ^robots\.txt$ robots2.txt
> </Directory>
> ProxyPass / http://www.server2/ retry=0
> ProxyPassReverse / http://www.server2/
> ProxyPreserveHost On

Yes, but the <Directory> stanza applies to files that are being served 
from the front-end server's filesystem.  The rewrite rules you put in 
the <Directory> stanza have no effect because the requests are being 
proxied, not served from the filesystem.

Move the RewriteEngine and RewriteRule directives out of the <Directory> 
context and into the virtual host context with the ProxyPass directive.  
You should also get rid of the RewriteBase directive and make the 
RewriteRule directive operate on absolute (not relative) URLs, like this:

RewriteRule ^/robots\.txt$ /robots2.txt

   Mark Montague

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