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somebody linked to me with link like this:
www. domain . com./
Note the extra dot, after com
On my home server (Win32) the extra dot is passed through in the HTTP_HOST var, but on the linux servers, it is not, as it seems, it just gives the domain without the dot.
So I can not detect and redirect :(
I tried by Apache rewrite and PHP...
This can be used as some sort of SE sabotage method, I guess, how can I detect this?
The only way seems now to use the full path in internal links, so only one page can be affected...
same on this server:
[edited by: Gede at 7:22 am (utc) on June 18, 2007]
So it shouldn't hurt or help you with the SEs for example.
If there is a problem, it may be specific to a particular version of Apache and/or *nix. It would be useful to find out if this is the case.
[added] Cross-posted with the above while taking a phone call...[/added]
[edited by: jdMorgan at 12:47 pm (utc) on June 18, 2007]
I was about to get very angry with "my" server admin, he didn't see the problem, and I already had put the rewrite in place, but didn't see it work...
It is the squid proxy that filters the trailing dot...
I cannot turn off the proxy, I am on satellite :(