lucy24 - 9:38 pm on Jun 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
RewriteRule ^ - [F]
Can you explain in words of two syllables how that works? I assumed it was a typo for ^.* but tried it two ways and yup, 403 rather than 500 --provided you've poked a hole for your error documents.
Does mod_rewrite simply interpret it as "the request has a beginning, i.e. there was a request"?