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From "Joshua Slive" <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] 503 response with mod_rewrite?
Date Fri, 25 Aug 2006 17:48:50 GMT
On 8/25/06, Evaldas Imbrasas <evaldas@imbrasas.com> wrote:
> Is there a way to do this redirect on a conditional as a rewrite rule
> allows, though? I.e., return a 503 if a certain file exists?
>
>
> > > 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?
> >
> > 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 /

Sure, just make "a certain file" an .htaccess file in the DocumentRoot
containing that directive.  Otherwise, if Andre is right, you can use
all the tricks of mod_rewrite directly.

Joshua.

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