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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Using mod_rewrite to control the browser address barWhat Controls What's in a Browser's Address Bar?
Date Sun, 09 Nov 2014 13:19:23 GMT
On Sun, Nov 9, 2014 at 1:22 AM, Steve Matzura <> wrote:
> On the site hosting the A-record for my server, the A-record address
> is what shows up in the address bar of a browser when I browse to the
> URL of the named virtual host--i.e., I browse to
> but the address that shows up in the address
> bar when I get there is the one in the A-record (e.g.,,
> making the address bar show "". I'm thinking
> mod_rewrite fixes this, right? If so, which of the several ways of
> using it will do the substitution of with
> Also, how do I find out for certain if the mod_rewrite module is even
> installed and loaded? I don't find a .load file for it in
> mods-enabled, making me think it might not be installed.

What normally happens is whatever URL you type simply stays there.  It
only changes if you redirect or click on a non-relative link.

On what URL does yours change, or some later request?
Can you capture the output with wget -S ?

Eric Covener

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