I recently again needed to redirect a specific domain to a URL. For example redirecting
I used to run some Docker containers which runs some web servers that redirect HTTP requests to make this work. I knew from the beginning that it wasn’t the most elegant or efficient way to do so, but I didn’t have any other idea for that. A friend once told me Firebase will do the job, but it’s limited to redirecting to a domain, not a URL, so no.
So today I was about to do the same thing (you can see me forked MorbZ/docker-web-redirect to BirkhoffLee/docker-web-redirect today), changed a bit in the repo and when I launched it up. All of a sudden when I was dealing with Traefik stuff I thought Traefik could’ve been doing the job for me, if I configured it correctly.
After searching around for a bit, some related GitHub issues came up, without the exact solutions. My workaround has some benefits:
- does not need any other program to handle requests, therefore it’s efficient
- built-in regex redirection support
- centralized, easier to manage
This is the configuration block that you would want to put in your
[file] [backends] [backends.fake] [backends.fake.servers.s1] url="http://184.108.40.206" [frontends] [frontends.r1] backend = "fake" [frontends.r1.routes.host] rule = "Host:test.birkhoff.me" [frontends.r1.redirect] regex = "^https?://test.birkhoff.me/(.*)" replacement = "https://google.com" permanent = true [frontends.r2] backend = "fake" [frontends.r2.routes.host] rule = "Host:another-test.birkhoff.me" [frontends.r2.redirect] regex = "^https?://another-test.birkhoff.me/(.*)" replacement = "https://twitter.com/$1" permanent = false # so forth..
I hope I can get a centralized, web-based management panel that runs on a Docker container so I can manage these stuff more efficiently. If you have any other solutions to this topic, please comment down below to let me know!