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DeleGate reference manual version 9.9 / Rewriting Resouce Identifier
[CTX] [ALL] Rewriting Resouce Identifier

As an application level proxy, DeleGate provides virtual view for resources in other servers, by aliasing, merging, and hiding real names (like URL which identifies a resource or a service) in real servers. It is like a generalized mechanism of NFS file mount, but unlikely it is realized by rewriting content of data. In other words, this is a mapping (rewriting) of virtual names in client to/from real names in server, where names are embedded in a protocol dependent data structure on request/response messages between a client and a server. With this function named mounting, for example, a resource http://hostiN/ is shown to client as if it is http://hostx/iN/. MOUNT can be used to customize built-in icons and messages of DeleGate too.