Versions Compared


  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.
Comment: Migration of unmigrated content due to installation of a new plugin

Wiki Markup
The F flag returns a Forbidden (403 status code) response for the requested URL. This allows you to conditionally block access to certain URLs. When using the \[F\] flag, the target of the rule is not particularly important, but can be used for logging purposes.

  • Examples:*
No Format
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REMOTE_HOST} ""
RewriteRule \.mp3$ - [F]

This particular ruleset would forbid access to .mp3 files if the remote host was in a certain domain.

Wiki Markup
Or, perhaps, you could use this flag in conjunction with the \[E\] flag (see [Flags/E]) to block requests from the Nimda worm, as well as exclude the associated entries from the log files:

No Format
RewriteEngind On
RewriteRule (cmd|root)\.exe - [F,E=dontlog:1]
CustomLog /var/log/apache/access_log combined env=!dontlog

Wiki Markup
The more verbose form of \[forbidden\] is also permitted.

_ Back to RewriteFlags_