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Proxy Pass + Mod Rewrite

Posted on 2009-03-30
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I am trying to re-write only a particular file type. In this case its .jsp - The problem is that the re-write rules are trying to re-write everything to tomcat. I am using:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/addurl
    RewriteRule /*.jsp ajp://127.0.0.1:8009%{REQUEST_URI} [P]
</IfModule>

This works however for any subdirectory such as the one in the example I have to add a rule otherwise its being sent to tomcat. Is there a better way to do this? The reason I am doing this is because the site is comprised of mixed content including Java (.jsp), PHP, and HTML

 Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is a time sensitive issue.
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Other files, which should not go through tomcat have jsp in their path as well?
RewriteEngine on

# ending with .jsp

RewriteRule \.jsp$ ajp://127.0.0.1:8009%{REQUEST_URI} [P]

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by:Sam Cohen
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Sorry for the delay, and yes there are other files within the same directory that should not go through tomcat. There is a mixture of php, java and html within the same folder. I tried the rules you provided and it works for "index.jsp" however other paths such as domain.com/path/ do not work and return this error.

HTTP Status 404 - /addurl/index.jsp

type Status report

message /addurl/index.jsp

Also with that said I tried your rules without having "index.jsp" as a directory index type, and without that domain.com/path/ does work, however the index page is .jsp so therefore that no longer works.
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> HTTP Status 404 - /addurl/index.jsp

> type Status report

> message /addurl/index.jsp

That reads like a typical message from tomcat, not apache http server, which means that the request is being proxied but something went wrong at tomcat's side.
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In that particular path /addurl there is no JSP, its only php in that particular folder. Thats the problem I am trying to find a way to fix. The root directory is similar to this:

domain.com/ contains java, html and php
domain.com/path/ contains php
domain.com/path2/ contains php and or html

When using the mod rewrite rule that I included in my original post it proxies only *.jsp in the root directory, but tries to proxy any sub directories also which do not contain java.

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How does your DirectoryIndex look like? Is there an index file for that folder? You should specify jsp files at the end of the list, e.g.


DirectoryIndex index.php index.jsp

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Awesome! Combine the rewrite rules and changing the Directory index shes working like a charm!

I had:
DirectoryIndex index.jsp index.php index.htm index.html

which I changed to:
DirectoryIndex index.php index.htm index.html index.jsp

restarted apache(doing this from vhost config, not .htaccess) and she came right up! Thanks!
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Awesome this helped alot! thanks!
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