jdMorgan - 2:28 pm on May 7, 2002 (gmt 0)
Sorry, thinking one thing, and wrote something else... I meant to say:
It may be that your hosting provider has disabled .htaccess using AllowOverride None.
RedirectPermanent is part of mod_alias, not part of mod_rewrite. Doh!
Your RedirectPermanent (without the "/" in front of "http:") otherwise looks correct.