[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...


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


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

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

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