Bug 511325 - ProxyPassReverse problem with parent directory listing
ProxyPassReverse problem with parent directory listing
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: httpd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
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Reported: 2009-07-14 13:24 EDT by Eric Goirand
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:37 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 04:37:46 EST
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/var/www/file directories to test the httpd configuration (290 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2009-07-14 13:26 EDT, Eric Goirand
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Description Eric Goirand 2009-07-14 13:24:10 EDT
Description of problem:

I'm trying to configure a reverse proxy http://intranet.url where http://intranet.url/file go to intranet server http://file.url and
file.url is set up to provide directory listings.

When accessing http://intranet.url/file/a/a1 and clicking on the "Parent Directory" link, the URL is not remapped by proxypassreverse correctly and returns http://intranet.url/a/ instead of http://intranet.url/file/a/

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

I'm using httpd-2.2.11-2.fc10.x86_64 for both intranet.url et file.url

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up virtual host intranet.url and file.url in your httpd.conf
<VirtualHost *:80 >
    ServerName intranet.url
    ServerAlias intranet

    ProxyRequests off
    RewriteEngine on

    <Proxy *>
       Order deny,allow
       Allow from all

    RewriteRule ^/file$ file/ [R]
    ProxyPass /file/ http://file.url/
    ProxyPassReverse /file/ http://file.url/

    ErrorLog logs/error_intranet.url.log
    SetOutputFilter     INFLATE;proxy-html;DEFLATE

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName  file.url
    ServerAlias file

    DocumentRoot "/var/www/file"
    <Directory "/var/www/file" >
        AllowOverride None
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        IndexOptions Charset="UTF-8" NameWidth=*
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
    ErrorLog logs/error_file.url.log
    SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

2. edit your /etc/hosts to add intranet.url and file.url to your local ip or localhost entry

3. extract file.tjz as tar tvjf file.tjz in /

3. take your browser and point to http://intranet.url/a/a1 and try to click on the "Parent Directory" link, it should not be correct
Actual results:

the URL on the "Parent Directory" link is not correct when using ProxyPassReverse

Expected results:

the URL on the "Parent Directory" link should be rewrited correctly by ProxyPassReverse

Additional info:
I put in attachment file.tjz which contains /var/www/file/* elements
Comment 1 Eric Goirand 2009-07-14 13:26:47 EDT
Created attachment 351640 [details]
/var/www/file directories to test the httpd configuration
Comment 2 Eric Goirand 2009-07-15 18:31:53 EDT
I may have an explanation of the current behavior.

When we look at the generated code by mod_autoindex, it seems that the directory elements links are generated with relative URLs. However, when I look at the "Parent Directory" link, it is generated as an absolute URL.

In the mod_proxy documentation, It says "Only the HTTP response headers specifically mentioned above will be rewritten. Apache will not rewrite other response headers, nor will it rewrite URL references inside HTML pages. This means that if the proxied content contains absolute URL references, they will by-pass the proxy."

From this, I understand that the "Parent Directory" link will not be modified as it is composed of an absolute URL.

Q1 : Would it be possible that mod_autoindex generates "Parent Directory" links as relative links ?

Q2 : In the mod_proxy documentation, they suggest to use another module mod_proxy_html, are there any plans to include it in Fedora releases ?
Comment 3 Eric Goirand 2009-07-16 05:20:18 EDT
I tested my configuration with mod_proxy_html (http://apache.webthing.com/mod_proxy_html) by adding the two following lines in the intranet.url virtual host :
    ProxyHTMLURLMap http://file.url/ /file
    ProxyHTMLURLMap / /file/

And the problem is solved completely.
However, if you have any answers to the 2 previous questions, that would be nice, thanks. If not, just close the ticket.
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