[svlug] gotten myself in trouble with permalinks,

Kellner, Peter Peter at PeterKellner.net
Mon Mar 27 10:40:51 PST 2006

Someone earlier (I can't find the message) said DreamHosts supports
rewrites.  It like from there response to me this morning they don not.
I am not certain what is wrong with your .htaccess file. We do allow
mod_rewrite in .htaccess files. I tried adding these lines "just in
and it didn't do anything:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

Unfortunately we cannot troubleshoot directly problems with custom
rewrite rules, as they appear to be working overall.


	  DreamHost Support Team

It's not going to work.  You are running into basic HTTP specs.  The
or ?p=24 part is the QUERY_STRING part of a GET.  Specifically, it is
not consider a part of the URI.  The URI is
http://test.cyclohamster.com/ and the QUERY is ?p24.

Soooo... to make a long story short.

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^p=24
RewriteRule ^.*$ /bearflag.jpg [R]

Those two lines is the basic rewrite recipe.  You will need to add salt,

pepper and water to taste.

If you want a generic "p=SomeNumber", then it is something like this.

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^p=\d+
RewriteRule ^.*$ /bearflag.jpg [R]

The only oddity I've noticed is that the recipe works fine _IN_ the
server httpd.conf, but does not work for me in .htaccess.  I played with
it for a bit, but don't feel like spending a lot of time on making
.htaccess work. 
I put in a lot of time taking them out of my site... so kinda waste of
effort to make them work again!

Tin Le
Tin Le - tin at le.org
Firewall and Security Consulting

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