[SunHELP] Apache: rewrite or proxy or...?

William Enestvedt William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu
Thu Jan 4 14:20:05 CST 2007

Good afternoon, all;

   I've got precious little experince configuring Apache (and a
lingering head cold), and someone just asked me a question I can't
figure out which Apache config option is the best choice to use.

   I have a given Solaris 8 server named (for example)
justaserver.domain.edu on which I want to run two copies of Apache. When
requests to C NAMEs of justaserver are made, they will be redirected to
multiple copies of Apache listening on different ports.

   One of these Apache instances (and C NAMEs) is already in place, and
another needs to come up soon. That is a copy of Apache already listens
to port 80 with a C NAME of, say, web.domain.edu, and within a month
client requests to calendar.domain.edu should be served by the new copy
of Apache running on port 8080.

   I know I can get the DNS changes made, but how do I force the
redirection to include the port number? The current httpd.conf should be
the place to do this, right? Do I use VirtualHosts to rewrites?

   Thanks in advance for any advice, URLs, or blows to the head.

- Will
Will Enestvedt
UNIX System Administrator
Providence, RI

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