Bug 125396 - Add redirect without a hostname
Add redirect without a hostname
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mailman (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John Dennis
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Reported: 2004-06-06 04:52 EDT by Florian La Roche
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-01 16:07:05 EDT
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Description Florian La Roche 2004-06-06 04:52:28 EDT
Description of problem:
The standard mailman http config file suggests a redirect including
a hostname. Why not just include it without a host part?
(I added Joe Orton and Mark Cox on CC: in case they know a reason
why this is a bad idea.)

RedirectMatch ^/mailman[/]*$ /mailman/listinfo

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Comment 1 John Dennis 2004-09-01 16:07:05 EDT
This is the documentation from Apache for Redirect

The Redirect directive maps an old URL into a new one. The new URL is
returned to the client which attempts to fetch it again with the new

The existing suggestion in the config file is this:

RedirectMatch ^/mailman[/]*$ http://www.example.com/mailman/listinfo

Unless I'm misunderstanding your suggestion of changing it to:

RedirectMatch ^/mailman[/]*$ /mailman/listinfo

I would think this would return a redirect to a client that is neither
a properly formed URL nor would it contain the server address
component of the URL which the client needs. Note this is not
redirected internally to the apache server.

Given this seems incorrect and that there is little value in
shortening something created once in a config file I think I'll pass
on this suggestion. If I've misunderstood your suggestion (entirely
likely) please reopen the bug with more explanation.

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