[Zope3-Users] Re: How to configure zope to map ~foo to
Philipp von Weitershausen
philipp at weitershausen.de
Thu Jun 5 05:12:48 EDT 2008
Philip Johnson wrote:
> I am a Plone/Zope newbie who is redesigning my old traditional
> apache-style website to use Plone 3/Zope 3. This has been a delightful
> process in general.
> Though I am content to have most of my old URLs become invalid, I would
> like to retain my current user directories.
> Is there some simple way to configure Zope such that URLs like
> http://www.example.org/~foo/index.html are mapped to the user foo's
> public_html/index.html file?
> I have spent about an hour googling around and remain confused.
The recommended practice is to run Apache in front of Zope and use
mod_rewrite + mod_proxy to route all or most requests to Zope. With
mod_rewrite you could then also exclude certain URLs to be forwarded to
Zope so that they're handled locally by Apache, e.g.:
RewriteRule ^/files/ - [L] # handle /files URLs locally
RewriteRule ^~ - [L] # handle ~... URLs locally
# everything else goes to Zope running on localhost:8080
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