ACE Module - URL Redirect and Rewrite

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Sep 27th, 2009

Hello,

If a web request hits ACE on abc.com, how can it be converted to www.abc.com as part of URL Redirect and URL Rewrite feature in ACE module.

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Gilles Dufour Mon, 09/28/2009 - 00:14

I feel like this is more a DNS issue.

Is your DNS server returning the ip address for www.dns.com ?

That' the first thing to check.

Otherwise the request will not even get to the ACE.

On the ACE, simply create a class-map of type http to catch the host header abc.com.

Also create a redirect serverfarm pointing to www.abc.com.

Then link the 2 together inside a policy-map.

Gilles.

tech_trac Mon, 09/28/2009 - 01:54

Hello,

Would this be a URL Redirect or Rewrite. If it is Redirect or Rewrite, how can I achieve the other one.

Gilles Dufour Mon, 09/28/2009 - 06:24

this is a redirect.

We can't rewrite a url except those ones contained in redirect messages from the server.

Gilles.

tech_trac Mon, 09/28/2009 - 07:36

Please confirm if I understood correctly.

- User requests for abc.com

- ACE receives the request and sends back HTTP 302 to the user with new URL www.abc.com

- User resends the request to www.abc.com and this time ACE forwards it to the Server. So in other words, the server never receives a request on 'abc.com'.

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