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mod_rewrite/rewrite_cond special page for my competitors

They keep visiting my site, I'd like to give them a special message



1:56 am on Jan 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'd like to put together a mod_rewrite / rewritecond ruleset that would allow me to give my competitors a special message.

They've threatened me with lawsuits, booked false appointments, copied our ads, etc. etc.

I'd like to present them with a special page that let's them know I know what they are up to - and also, it might at least slow them down from stealing our ideas.

I'd like to just redirect any page on our site from that IP to a single page.

Can you help me get started?


2:13 am on Jan 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You know, I just realized that someone might misinterpret my request as a request for info on how to do cloaking. It's not.

I don't think what I'm requesting would be a decent cloaking mechanism since i'd have to restart apache to make changes, and frankly IMO, I think cloaking would be more damaging than good for my keywords since they really aren't that competitive.

Besides, redirecting EVERY page to one would either get all of my pages listed for a set of keywords, or maybe none of them because of duplicate content. Either way, not very desirable of an effect.

Anyhow, thanks for your help in advance. I just thought I'd put some semblance of a defense up in case someone misinterpereted my intent.


5:15 am on Jan 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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


You could start here: [webmasterworld.com...]

IP- and user-agent- based "cloaking" are often necessary survival tools. This is a technical forum, so we don't judge. Have look through the older posts here, and you'll find hundreds of discussion of redirecting hotliked images and serving alternate content to stymie competitors.



7:04 pm on Jan 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thank you kindly. The link gave me all the information I need.

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