Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.224.197.251

Forum Moderators: Ocean10000 & incrediBILL & phranque

Message Too Old, No Replies

mod rewrite help please

     
3:08 am on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 1, 2007
posts:19
votes: 0


Hi all, I'm trying to redirect a request to another server if the querystring contains a keyword, "transformation"
I have my .htaccess setup as follows

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} transformation
RewriteRule (.*) [new-machine:8080...] [R=Permanent]

Now this works if I make a request from the htdocs dir eg
[old-machine...]

BUT when I try a request from the cgi bin, nothing happens
eg.

[new-machine...]

Any idea why this doesnt work for the cgi-bin?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

5:58 pm on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 31, 2002
posts:25430
votes: 0


Is the cgi-bin a "real" subdirectory below the directory in which this .htaccess code resides?

If it is actually elsewhere in the filesystem, and is simply Aliased (see mod_alias) or ScriptAliased to appear to be in your directory structure, then your .htaccess won't necessarily apply when it's requested via HTTP.

Jim

12:58 am on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 1, 2007
posts:19
votes: 0


Hi Jim, thanks very much for your reply.
Its a standard apache install, so the cgi-bin lives below the htdocs directory and is ScriptAilased to be in the directory structure.

Even if I copy the .htaccess file into the cgi-bin from htdocs it still doesn't work.

1:21 am on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 1, 2007
posts:19
votes: 0


I've managed to get it working now, thanks again for your help!

Cheers

2:35 am on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:July 3, 2002
posts:18903
votes: 0


How did you fix it?

Might be useful to the next person with the same question...

 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members