[unclug] Redirect 80 ---> 443 with Apache?

Joe Morris morris at unc.edu
Fri Feb 20 10:22:27 EST 2004


On Fri, 20 Feb 2004, John Reuning wrote:

| The main thing that rewriting offers over redirecting is the transparent
| translation of urls from http to https, right?  Can the Redirect
| directive take patters and insert them via $1, $2, etc?

Yep, sure can.  By default that directive already passes everything on
after the match.  So if you had a request of...

  Redirect permanent /foo http://newsite.com/foobar

...and your browser requested...

  http://oldsitename/foo/newstuff.html

...server would tell browser to go to...

  http://newsite.com/foobar/newstuff.html

Even with a rewrite rule if you tell it to redirect to a new site, it is
NOT transparent.  The browser must know this and show it in the address
bar.

_______________________________________________
Joe Morris, Web Systems Manager
Academic Technology and Networks
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



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