url_lfs_rewrite man page

url_lfs_rewrite

Synopsis

url_lfs_rewrite [--debug] --local-dir=/var/www/ [options]

Description

Direct all request to files who are in a local directory to a local web server hosting this directory.

This program uses Squid concurrency support.

Options

--debug
Write debug info to stderr.
--local-dir
Directory path under which the scripts searches for files.
--to-scheme

Scheme to use for the redirected URL.

Default: http
--to-host

Domain name to use for the redirected URL.

Default: localhost
--to-path

URL path to add as prefix for the redirected URL path.

If set it must end with a '/'.

Default: use the original URL path.

Known Issues

* The --local-dir parameter must end with a '/'. Otherwise no
file paths will be found.

* URL with no filename in the path can match directories on the local
filesystem and be wrongly redirected to the local web server.

* Any scheme name accepted by the Perl URL library can be used
as the --to-scheme parameter. However only schemes supported by
Squid will work.

* URL containing query-string are not handled well and will not
be rewritten even if the base script or file exists on the local
system.

Configuration

url_rewrite_program /path/to/url_lfs_rewrite --local-dir=\var\www\localhost
url_rewrite_children 20 startup=1 idle=1 concurrency=25
url_rewrite_access deny CONNECT
url_rewrite_access deny to_localhost

This helper can redirect to any web server but only does so if there is a file matching the URL path segment in the local filesystem. Normal configuration requires a web server running on localhost serving up files from a local disk (eg. \var\www\localhost). Configuration of that web server is not covered here.

Author

This program and documentation was written by Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>

Based on prior work in rredir.pl by Peter Eisenhauer <pe@pipetronix.de>. First Version: 26. May 1997

Reporting Bugs

Bug reports need to be made in English. See http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq/Bu… for details of what you need to include with your bug report.

Report bugs or bug fixes using http://bugs.squid-cache.org/

Report serious security bugs to Squid Bugs <squid-bugs@squid-cache.org>

Report ideas for new improvements to the Squid Developers mailing list <squid-dev@squid-cache.org>

See Also

squid (8), GPL \fIs0(7),

The Squid FAQ wiki http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq

The Squid Configuration Manual http://www.squid-cache.org/Doc/config/

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2016-07-11 perl v5.24.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation