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RE: Citrix Netscaler Rewrite Issue
From: Jason Faraone <JFaraone () paulo com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:45:17 +0000
My understanding is that everything after the question mark is used to specify which application for Oracle Application
Express to load. For example, /pls/apex/f?p=103:1 and /pls/apex/f?p=102 would load two completely unrelated
applications. Because of this, I need the full URL passed along. In the past, I've used an index.html file to redirect
users to the proper URL. Since I'm migrating from an Apache server running as a reverse proxy to a Netscaler appliance,
this approach is no longer feasible.
From: Jonathan Matthews [mailto:contact () jpluscplusm com]
Sent: Friday, June 14, 2013 11:19 AM
To: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: Citrix Netscaler Rewrite Issue
On 14 June 2013 16:51, Jason Faraone <JFaraone () paulo com> wrote:
I've been sitting here frustrated for a bit this morning so hopefully someone here can shed some light...
I have a Citrix Netscaler appliance (v10.0) and I would like to
rewrite a URL - essentially when someone visits
www.example.com<http://www.example.com>, I would like to redirect them
This seems to work well enough until I get to the question mark, at which point things fall apart.
"The requested URL /pls/apex/f was not found on this server."
I don't think the problem is with the Netscaler or your escaping; I think that whatever's serving www.example.com
doesn't have a page for /pls/apex/f and is quite correctly telling you this.
The part after the question mark is called the "query string", and it's (usually) used to communicate parameters to a
page - a page which must already exist (except in very specific circumstances), without the query string.
What happens if you "curl -v www.example.com"? Do you see the 30 redirect coming back? If so, it's a server-side
problem and not an issue with the appliance.
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