The Redirect SAF Functionality has Changed in Oracle iPlanet Web Proxy Server 4.0.17 (Doc ID 1387900.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 17, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Proxy Server - Version 4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

For releases of the iPlanet Web Proxy Server prior to 4.0.17, a redirect Server Application Function (SAF), would redirect ANY request for "/" (ie. "/anything/after/the/slash")  to the specified server. But iPlanet Web Proxy Server 4.0.17  ONLY redirects requests for "/", and nothing after the slash.

For example, with the following line in the iPlanet Web Proxy server's obj.conf file,


NameTrans fn="redirect" from="/" url="http://test-testing.com/MySite"



the iPlanet Web Proxy Server 4.0.17 only seems to redirect requests for "/".  For everything else, a HTTP status 403 is returned.

Here is an example from the logs:



10.10.10.20 - - [09/Dec/2011:09:19:00 -0500] "GET /index.html HTTP/1.1" 302 - - - -
10.10.20.22 - - [09/Dec/2011:10:15:56 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 302 - - - -
10.10.20.22 - - [09/Dec/2011:10:16:05 -0500] "GET /test/index.html HTTP/1.1" 403 - -


Here is an example from the logs of prior iPlanet Proxy Server 4.0.17:

10.10.20.22 - - [14/Mar/2012:17:22:46 -0700] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 302 - - - - - -
10.10.20.22 - - [14/Mar/2012:17:23:31 -0700] "GET /test/index.html HTTP/1.1" 302 - -



Cause

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