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From Chris Graham <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Re: Re[users@httpd] direct Issues (Migrating from 1.3 to 2.0)
Date Tue, 09 Dec 2008 01:15:15 GMT

awarnier wrote:
> Chris Graham wrote:
>> One other suggestion was to do this:
>> RedirectMatch  Permanent /(.*)$1
>> However, that ends up with the infinite loop as well. :-(
> Yes.
> What probably happens is :
> - a request comes in for / (or /x..)
> - it gets caught by the redirect rule, and a 302 (moved) response is 
> sent back to the browser, indicating a new address of
>  (or ../hudson/x..)
> - the browser immediately and transparently sends back a request for
> /hudson/
> - this request is caught by the same redirect rule, results in a new 302 
> (moved) response, with an address this time of
> - and so on for ever
> It would not matter if the server to which your redirect sends the 
> request was not the same as this one.  But since here it is the same, 
> you loop infinitely.

So is this a bug (as it worked as I need it to in 1.3), or just an
incompatable change? [or a bug that's been fixed from 1.3?]

I'll look into the rewrite stuff.

Thanks for your help.


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