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From Robert T Wyatt <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: macosx alias
Date Fri, 17 Nov 2006 22:21:09 GMT
Sander Temme wrote:
> On Nov 17, 2006, at 1:05 PM, Robert T Wyatt wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I'm using Apache 1.3.33 (built-in) on MacOS 10.4.8. My LAN 
>> administrator changed my user name and so there are some old links on 
>> the net that I'd like to catch and redirect to the new user's site.
>> For instance, I would like for requests to
>> be redirected to
>> I have found that using:
>>     Alias /fink/ "/Users/rgrtw-05/Sites/fink/"
>>     Alias /fink "/Users/rgrtw-05/Sites/fink"
>> will work for
>> but not for the old user name.
>> Old user name: rgrtw
>> new user name: rgrtw-05
>> If I could solve the problem for the specific case above, I would be 
>> quite happy. That is, I don't need a general solution, but if you have 
>> one, by all means please share it.
> Is this your own box and do you have write access to 
> /etc/httpd/httpd.conf? You could add:
> Redirect permanent /~rgrtw
> to the end of the file and restart your Apache server.
> The Redirect permanent instructs clueful clients to forget the old URL 
> and use the new one from now on.
> Note that if/when Apple decides to update Apache through Software 
> Update, it'll move your edited config aside and install a new one: the 
> redirect will disappear.
> S.
> PGP FP: 51B4 8727 466A 0BC3 69F4  B7B8 B2BE BC40 1529 24AF

Wow, that was easy...! (Yes, I have admin privileges on this box.)

I had been messing around with a 403 response, but this worked like a charm.


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