This seems straightforward, but I can't make it work.
I have a pretty trivial webserver that only needs to do two things:
- example.com/status.html returns a local file (this works)
- example.com/atom redirects the contents of the firewalled server running on the same machine on port 4000
This didn't work:
RewriteRule ^$ http://localhost:4000
That redirected traffic back to localhost:4000 from the requestor's point of view (ie, on the client's machine).
My limited understanding of VirtualHost indicates that that's for something like atom.example.com, not example.com/atom
I think I have to use ProxyReverse, but I can't find the right combination.
UPDATE: Trying the ProxyPass/ProxyReverse suggestion given by Shane Madden produces this in the error log file:
[Thu Mar 15 11:59:15 2012] [error] (13)Permission denied: proxy: HTTP: attempt to connect to 127.0.0.1:4000 (localhost) failed [Thu Mar 15 11:59:15 2012] [error] ap_proxy_connect_backend disabling worker for (localhost) [Thu Mar 15 11:59:17 2012] [error] proxy: HTTP: disabled connection for (localhost)
(The local server is definitely running on 127.0.0.1:4000)