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From Matus UHLAR - fantomas <>
Subject [users@httpd] rewrite safety? is it possible to DoS apache with mod_rewrite?
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2007 21:16:20 GMT

I'm a bit concerned about mod_rewrite safety on servers with many users.
I see there is a MaxRedirects option which defaults to 10, but afaik users may
override this. Also, there is the [N] flag to RewriteRule which
documentation says:

<CITE> Use this flag to restart the rewriting process, i.e., to immediately
go to the top of the loop.
<B>But be careful not to create an infinite loop!</B>

I would like to ask, does the MaxRedirects apply in case of using this flag?

Thanks for commenting. I'm using apache-1.3.
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