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How To Replace ppath Objects With <client> Tags Or <If> Statements In Oracle iPlanet Web Server? (Doc ID 1943943.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 07, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 6.1.1 and later
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The ppath object is widely used by Weblogic plugin for grouping directives that apply to requests for particular resources that match the ppath attribute. While it's working most of the time there are certain circumstances where it fails to separate requests distinctively that contain a pattern matching multiple ppath attributes. For example:

The obj.conf has the following configuration:

The request for /<CONTEXT>/foo/bar will be sent to <HOSTNAME.DOMAIN> because it matches ppath="*/<CONTEXT>/*" and the request for /<CONTEXT2>/xxxx/xxx will be sent to <HOSTNAME2.DOMAIN> because it matches ppath="*/<CONTEXT2>/*". However, for request that contains both <CONTEXT> and <CONTEXT2>, the result of where it's matched to may become unpredictable. How to overcome this?


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