[clug] Apache internal n/w Redirect/proxy clues

A Gupta email.agupta at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 00:00:30 MDT 2010

You can use Apache mod_alias to redirect the pages on the Linux
machine to internal webservers:-

Redirect  /linux-web-page1.html  http://internal-host1/
Redirect  /linux-web-page2.html  http://internal-host2/

Cheers, Anshul

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 3:32 PM, Neil Pickford <neilp at goldweb.com.au> wrote:
> Hello
> I use a Linux machine as my Internet gateway, Apache web server, mail server
> and NAT router for the rest of the machines in my home network.
> I have a couple of other web servers on the internal (NATed) network that I
> want to access from the Internet side.
> I have been doing this using masquerading and port forwarding using obscure
> high port numbers, and although this is working recent changes to my work
> firewall are now blocking the ports I have been using, so it no longer
> functions from where I most often use it :(
>                                    |----House Web Server (Apache)
> Internet ----- Gateway/WWW/NAT -----|----TV Web Scheduler (Java/IIS)
>               happy.emu.id.au      |----Windows XP Clients
> Rather than port scanning the work firewall to find another couple of open
> ports to use (there may now be none), I was wondering if I could denote a
> folder in the website on the gateway machine and use the gateway web server
> to proxy the web pages from the other machines (as it can see all the
> required machines {house & wstv}).
> This is sort of like a redirect, however the external web browser will not
> be able to see the referenced internal machine directly so the typical web
> redirect where the external browser gets the page will not work.
> Is there a way I can tell Apache to alias/proxy certain folders to the
> internal machines.  In this way I can use the standard port 80 web
> interaction which will work through the work firewall?
> I am sure there must be a method to do this, have tried looking this up but
> as I don't know what the method is called I cannot find first base on how to
> do it.
> Any pointers / clues would be much appreciated.
> Neil Pickford
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