Thanks for that, it's appreciated. The request is just to affect unwanted IP's. I still want any good IP's that have just typed in the wrong address to get a 404 and then redirect to the home page after a short message to say that they will be redirected to the home page in a few seconds. Does what you suggest affect that at all please?
7:29 am on Apr 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
7:09 pm on Apr 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
The 404 ErrorDocument should be served at the originally requested URL, should return a 404 HTTP status, a plain text human readable error message, and optionally some clickable links to related content.
It should not "redirect" anywhere, especially not to the home page.
8:06 pm on Apr 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the info. I'm getting a little confused as I feel a little out of my depth here ;-( I know on one of my sites, if a user types a wrong url into the address bar, it takes them to an error page, then after 5 seconds, it refreshes them to the home page.
8:15 pm on Apr 7, 2011 (gmt 0)