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

René Berber r.berber at computer.org
Thu Jan 4 15:26:42 CST 2007

William Enestvedt wrote:

>    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.

OT for this list...

>    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.

It could be done with only one Apache server, but here goes with two:

1st Apache (listens to port 80):

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName web.domain.edu

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName calendar.domain.edu
RedirectPermanent / http://calendar.domain.edu:8080/

2nd Apache (listens to port 8080):
... nothing special
Reni Berber

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