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From Steve Swift <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Hidden 301 redirect buried somewhere in configuration
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2011 19:31:43 GMT
Do you have an Errordocument 404 directive that is causing the redirect?
Perhaps by running a CGI?

The configuration files can come from places other than the "conf"
directory, such as the directory conf.d

I wrote myself a simple CGI script to expand out the base httpd.conf and any
"Include" statements that it finds. The result is a webpage that displays a
"monolithic" version of the configuration which is identical (in effect) to
what is running. I find this invaluable when I can't work out which
configuration statement is causing something.

On 19 September 2011 19:28, mathog <> wrote:

> At some point in the last couple of years I did something which was
> apparently too clever by half to our 2.2.14 server so that this:
>  http://aserver/adirectory/178_**hlah.html<http://aserver/adirectory/178_hlah.html>
> does a 301 redirect to
>  http://aserver/adirectory/170_**hlah.html<http://aserver/adirectory/170_hlah.html>
> Now I can't find whatever configuration accomplishes this!
> Tried to find it by modifying httpd.conf with
>   RewriteLog logs/rewrite_log
>   RewriteLogLevel 9
> but the log file does not show the 178->170 redirect (it does show
> one redirect test for "aserver" failing, which is as it should be).
> Grep'd for 170 and 178 in all the files in the conf directory, but found
> nothing.
> No .htaccess file in "adirectory" or in ~apache, which is what the server
> runs as.
> In "adirectory" there is no 178_blah.html file.
> Putting in another number, like 165_blah.html gives a 404 not found error.
> Put a file 178_blah.html into adirectory, and then restart the server.
>  After
> that the physical file is used instead of the mysterious 301 redirect.  No
> error or warnings result.  So apparently the 301 redirect happens only
> after
> the direct file access has failed.
> Any ideas where else the 301 redirect might be?
> Thanks,
> David Mathog
> Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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