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From "Aaron Wagner" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Restricting access to a directory by time of day?
Date Mon, 08 Jan 2007 18:58:44 GMT

Time-Dependent Rewriting Description:

When tricks like time-dependent content should happen a lot of webmasters
still use CGI scripts which do for instance redirects to specialized pages.
How can it be done via

There are a lot of variables named TIME_xxx for rewrite conditions. In
conjunction with the special lexicographic comparison patterns <STRING,
>STRING and =STRING we can do time-dependent redirects:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond   %{TIME_HOUR}%{TIME_MIN} >0700
RewriteCond   %{TIME_HOUR}%{TIME_MIN} <1900
RewriteRule   ^foo\.html$   
RewriteRule   ^foo\.html$             foo.night.html

This provides the content of under the URL foo.html from
07:00-19:00 and at the remaining time the contents of foo.night.html. Just a
nice feature for a homepage...

On 1/8/07, Alan Corey <> wrote:
> I've searched a little but didn't find anything.
> I'm thinking about putting something online that may use a bit of
> bandwidth, so
> I'd like to retrict access to times when the office isn't open.  Ideally,
> I'd
> like to have a page displayed to people who try to hit the page explaining
> the
> situation.
> I could do this with some combination of cron jobs and scripts (OS is
> OpenBSD)
> but I wondered if there was a way to make it a property of a <Directory />
> in
> the httpd.conf file.  Or some other nice built-in way that doesn't resort
> to
> replacing httpd.conf and restarting Apache twice a day.
> Thank you,
>   Alan
> Still using an operating system that gets viruses, costs money, insults
> your intelligence, and then accuses you of stealing it?  Why?
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