Apache Redirect Problem

Apache Redirect Problem

Post by Tom To » Thu, 15 Jun 2000 04:00:00


If anybody is keeping careful track of my posts, they will
probably note that this is a re-post. However, I got no
response and this time I'll be more concise.

In your apache config, inside <VirtualHost> tags:
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin  /some/home/path/cgi-bin
ErrorDocument 404 /cgi-bin/error.pl

In /cgi-bin/error.pl:
#! /usr/bin/perl
print "Location: http://www.mydeja.com\n\n";

Apache 1.3.6 on SunOS 5.6
Apache 1.3.12 on Linux 2.2.12-20smp

This returns a blank page with the following source:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<META content="text/html; charset=windows-1252" http-equiv=Content-

If anyone could point out what I am doing wrong, I'd
love some pointers...

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Apache Redirect Problem

Post by Tom To » Wed, 28 Jun 2000 04:00:00

Hello again,

After discussing this by email with a very helpful person,
a simple answer was found. As the headers were wrong, the
perl cgi could look like this:

print "Status: 302\n"; # 302 - 'Temporarily Moved'
print "Location: http://www.mydeja.com/\n\n";

As usual when you don't post your complete problem, it
leads to more unforseen hickups :)
As well as 404, I am catching 401 responses. Using this method,
I no longer get an alert box (asking for username and password)
when attempting to access restricted areas of the web site.
Which is understandable behaviour. Any comments or helpful
hints appreciated.



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