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Won't redirect from cgi-bin (2 posts)

  1. WaitWhereAmI
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,

    I'm having difficulty getting urls for press releases that used to be in our cgi-bin folder to redirect.

    REQUEST
    /cgi-bin/pressrel?12345678

    DESTINATION (i've tried both)
    /releases/name-of-release/
    or
    http://www.mydomain.com/releases/name-of-release/

    I get an error message: "NOT FOUND: The requested URL /cgi-bin/pressrel was not found on this server."

    Any suggestions on how to fix this?

    Thank you

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-301-redirects/

  2. Scott Nelle
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,
    Your issue may be due to your web host's configuration. They may be automatically refusing certain requests to the cgi-bin for security purposes, or it may be that your root-level .htaccess file isn't allowed to rewrite cgi-bin requests. Both those suggestions are merely theoretical--I've been able to rewrite similar requests in testing with my web host.

    I'm sorry to say that I think to resolve this problem you'll have to contact your web host for more details.

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