The Apache module mod_rewrite has long inspired fits of joy because it offers an unparalleled toolset for manipulating URLs. The Definitive Guide to Apache mod_rewrite is the first book to tackle the many nuances of this powerful module. It guides readers through configuration and use for a wide variety of purposes, including basic and conditional rewrites, access control, maintaining virtual hosts, and proxying.
Given the highly dynamic and often chaotic state of web site organization, it's crucial that URLs be manipulated by the host web server to deal with issues regarding temporarily or permanently relocated resources, prevent attacks by automated worms, and control resource access. This book helps you accomplish those tasks.