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From Steve Matzura>
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 15:46:36 GMT
On Sun, 9 Nov 2014 08:19:23 -0500, you wrote:

>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?

It changes from the very first access request. Go to and see what I am talking about. None of
the links work because the person who provided the HTML didn't, but
that's another unrelated problem.

>Can you capture the output with wget -S ?

I could try. I'm not familiar with using wget in this capacity,
although I do use it to capture audio streams sometimes. Is that done
on the server side or the browser side?

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