Partial gatewaying

Frederick G.M. Roeber (
Mon, 8 Nov 1993 16:32:54 +0100

I'm setting up a corner of the web on a firewalled network. Any host (almost)
at CERN can be accessed directly; all else must go via a gateway.
Unfortunately, the usual WWW_access_GATEWAY redirection is an all-or-nothing
deal. I can't just set things up so everything goes via the gateway, because
one server will be operationally critical (containing all the on-line docs for
running LEP and SPS), and its access should be kept as simple (and reliable) as
possible. (Even redirection wouldn't be very nice.)

My first thought was to hack HTAccess.c to check the hostname against an
environment variable (set to "") to decide whether or not to use the
WWW_access_GATEWAY variables. Another way would be to edit HTAccess.c to skip
the gatewaying when the host is "localhost," NFS-mount the critical stuff, and
use file:. Any other ideas?