Can I proxy SSL with mod_rewrite ? How ?

Can I proxy SSL with mod_rewrite ? How ?

Post by Stanley Hopcrof » Tue, 04 May 1999 04:00:00

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am writing to ask

1 Is it possible to use mod_rewrite to proxy incoming SSL requests to an
internal (behing firewall) server

2 If so, please would you suggest a mod_rewrite rule and any other
configuration directives I need.

Mod_rewrite does a wonderful job of rewriting for http URLs for proxying.

Here is the proxy config I have tried with apache 1.3.4

ProxyRequests On

ProxyRemote http://tsitc:443  http://tsitc:443


DocumentRoot /www/data
Rewri*gine on
TransferLog logs/
ErrorLog logs/
RewriteLog logs/
#RewriteLog /dev/null
RewriteLogLevel 10
#RewriteLogLevel 0
RewriteRule ^/(.*) http://tsitc:443/$1 [proxy]

access log - - [04/May/1999:06:58:25 +1000] "?[`b" 403 -

rewrite - - [04/May/1999:06:58:25 +1000] [][rid#91034/initial] (2) forcing proxy-throughput with http://tsitc:443/ - - [04/May/1999:06:58:25 +1000] [][rid#91034/initial] (1) go-ahead with proxy request proxy:http://tsitc:443/ [OK]


httpd: [Tue May  4 06:58:25 1999] [error] [client] client denied by server configuration: proxy:http://tsitc:443/

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Yours sincerely.


Stanley Hopcroft
Network Specialist
IP Australia

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