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  • Just installed WordPress 3.04 as a multi-site using sub-directories. After a rather painful process (my fault, no one else’s) I believe the network is appropriate, and apache configured appropriately. Although I have not mapped domains, yet, I can still access the individual sites via browser using url Worked marvelously this morning (well, yesterday, since it’s well after midnight). Approx. 5 pm yesterday, the pages began loading incredibly slowly.

    Have watched the error log for apache (the default log), and am seeing lots and lots of the following error:

    [Fri Feb 11 00:16:06 2011] [error] [client <myipaddress>] Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error. Use ‘LimitInternalRecursion’ to increase the limit if necessary. Use ‘LogLevel debug’ to get
    a backtrace., referer:

    Additionally, getting to wp-admin and moving around it’s areas take an extremely long time (3-5 minutes per page display). Same message as above, with the referer portion reading


    I’ve found numerous references to the errors, most of these references refer to the .htaccess file. Here’s mine:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]

    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]

    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ – [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    The wordpress site is the only site on the server causing these errors. I occasionally get an error for a missing image (which I know is not there), which shows in the error log right before the page actually displays.

    And the error log for shows no errors.

    I’m open for suggestion – what do I look for? Where do I look?

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