homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / Apache Web Server
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Ocean10000 & incrediBILL & phranque

Apache Web Server Forum

Port Redirect
Redirect from port 80 to port 8000

 10:39 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)


I am trying to set up a webmail service, but in order for it to work it need to use port 8000 instead of port 80.

I have been able to make it work with a simple htmp redirect

<META HTTP-EQUIV=REFRESH CONTENT="2;URL=http://mail.thisdomain.com:8000">
<p>Please Wait While You Are Redirected To The WebMail Service.</P>

I'm wondering if there isn't a better way of doing this and also I'd like to hide the port number.



 10:49 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

You could use htaccess or your config file.

Or you could redirect to a domain on port 80 and have that domain redirect to the domain on port 8000.

[edited by: Quinn at 10:51 pm (utc) on Nov. 30, 2005]


 10:50 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think this is the syntax for you htaccess file:

Redirect permanent / [domainname.com:8000...]

<added>Should have asked what type of server you were using...</added>


 11:18 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm afraid I don't know how to do anything you've suggested, that's why I'm here seeking help.

I'm using an apche 2.0 server on an xp box


 4:15 pm on Dec 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

I suppose what I'm really hoping to find out is how I can go about masking the port number with mod_rewrite as I'd prefer not to have that in the URL


 7:09 pm on Dec 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

You'll need to use the RewriteRule [P] flag to do a proxy throughput to the new port to avoid exposing the port number. However, this means your server will have to handle each request/response twice.


Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / Apache Web Server
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved