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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] using mod_rewrite to get around unknown directive in .htaccess
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2006 22:06:51 GMT
On 1/31/06, Jason Keltz <> wrote:
> An Apache module is enabled on our 1.3.34 https server, and not on our
> http server.  The http and https servers serve the same document tree.
> One .htaccess file in a users web tree (say, ~user/secure/.htaccess)
> contains directives that will only work on the https server.  When a
> user visits the page on the http tree, they get an "Internal Server
> Error" message.  This, I would expect.
> However, I would like to make it so that when the user tries to view the
> page VIA http, he is automatically redirected to the https page using
> mod_rewrite.  Now, the directives in the .htaccess file exist, and
> everything works.  The problem is that even though I include the rewrite
> directives in the upper level (~user/.htaccess) file that will may
> http://server/~user/secure to https://server/~user/secure, the server
> still tries http://server/~user/secure/.htaccess first, and dies with
> the internal server error, so it does not end up redirecting.
> Is there a simple way around this?

Use httpd.conf to turn off .htacess processing (AllowOverride) in the
relevant directory inside the <VirtualHost> section for the non-ssl


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