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Port Redirect

Redirect from port 80 to port 8000



10:39 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.



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