This post: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1103169 discusses almost exactly what I'm hoping to do except that I would like to use an alias rather than rewrites to allow access to files in specific folders published from the dam without the /content/dam directories in the path. Is this possible?
For example, in the dam I have the following directory /content/dam/productimages. In httpd.conf I have
Alias /productimages C:/Apache2.2/htdocs/content/dam/productimages
This works great until I turn on the dispatcher module, at which point I get a 403 permissions error. What needs to happen in dispatcher.any for this to work? Do I need a virtual host entry for the alias?
I'm trying to do it this way because I don't want all traffic redirected from /content/dam/productimages to /product images - I want both to be valid. Am I barking up the wrong tree? BTW< I'm testing on my Windows 7 laptop, but the production servers are RedHat.