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From Yehuda Katz <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Rewrite problem
Date Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:39:50 GMT
Your best bet might be to do your own reverse proxy to the old server which
will allow HTTPD to rewrite the links for you.
Rewrite rules are not appropriate for this situation.

Look at ProxyPass and ProxyPassReverse.

- Y

On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 7:05 PM, Eggert Ehmke <>wrote:

> I took over a domain that was previosly hosted on anther server. The new
> web
> portal works fine. We still need to access the old portal, which is
> accessible
> via a nonstandard port like http://oldserver:8080. However, the old web
> portal
> contains internal absolute links, which now of course point to the new
> portal.
> So the old portal is broken.
> I tried to implement some rewrite rules to prevent the new server to accept
> requests from the old server, but this does not seem to work. I tried:
>       RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} ^$
>       RewriteRule ^/(.*)$1 [P]
>       RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^$
>       RewriteRule ^/(.*) http://localhost:8090...
> ( represents the IP of the old server). So if the request
> comes
> from the old server, send it back. If not, process the process local.
> The problem is that REMOTE_ADDR does not match the IP of the other server.
> There might be a proxy between.
> Is there a solution, or did I shoot into my knee?
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