[nycbug-talk] OT: Apache/mod_rewrite question

Jonathan Stewart jonathan at kc8onw.net
Sun Jan 28 22:49:32 EST 2007

Kevin Reiter wrote:
> All,
> I've been trying to figure this out for a few hours now, and I can't 
> quite get it working, and I *know* someone in here knows how to do this...
> I'm trying to force all traffic to an Apache server (on my laptop) to 
> use SSL.  The laptop is on a dynamic IP with no static domain, so I 
> can't force http://machine.domain.tld to https://machine.domain.tld, and 
> since the IP changes depending on where I am, I can't use that for a 
> rewrite, either.
> Do any of you Apache gurus know of a way to do this using an .htaccess 
> file or via a simple edit to httpd.conf?  I've been checking Google for 
> awhile, but everything I've come across doesn't quite do the trick.

Not exactly what your asking about but have you considered using a 
dynamic DNS service?  I use No-IP () and have been very happy with them. 
  They even manually setup IPv6 records for me even though they are not 
technically supported.  Although I am paying for a domain name and dns 
they provide free sub-domains as well.  If thats not an option I'll see 
what I can do about a rewrite rule for you.


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