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From "Joshua Slive" <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] 503 response with mod_rewrite?
Date Tue, 22 Aug 2006 13:42:23 GMT
On 8/22/06, Evaldas Imbrasas <evaldas@imbrasas.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Is there a way to return a custom document along with a 503 Network
> Unavailable response code using mod_rewrite rules? The documentation
> mentions the ability to return 3xx and 4xx, but not 5xx. If 5xx codes
> are unavailable - is there a specific reason why?
>
> In case you're wondering why I would like to return a 503 code -
> Google recommends returning it for 'down for maintenance' pages:
> http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2006/08/all-about-googlebot.html

I don't think mod_rewrite can do it.  (I haven't tried it, but the
code seems to enforce 3xx on the R flag.)  But it is easier with
mod_alias anyway:

Redirect 503 /

Joshua.

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