Today on IRC I got a question on:
Fobax can you x-send-file from fast-cgi to a proxy request?
Or asked in another way ?
Can you use a mod_proxy_core backend to rewrite a URL or a Host header ?
After 30 minutes of coding … Yes
, you can …
Some tweaking and here and there and we had:
proxy-core.allow-x-rewrite = "enable"
which allows you to send:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK
as response and lighty will replace both values and the original request and start the whole request from scratch. Here I rewrite the incoming request to use another internal Host and a new URI.
What is this good for ?
* rewriting http://user.example.org/
* denying access to host with unwanted content based on the Hostname
* filtering in general
Do you have other examples ?