iPlanet re direction of web pages

Posted on 2007-11-27
Last Modified: 2013-11-21

I have a url

I would like to redirect this url to an exisitng url hosted on a iPlanet webserver

However upon simple DNS redirection - I got an error - 500 "Unable to process request"

What change needs to be done on iPlanet web server to allow redirect requests from other URLS

and how can I forward the request to a sub directory on the web server /a/b
Question by:mudugose
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darron_chapman earned 50 total points
ID: 20363311
Do you have access to edit the default document on  You could edit that file and add this to the <HEAD> tag:

<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="0;">  

This would redirect any requests to to

Author Comment

ID: 20363482

Unfortunatelythere is nod efault document for

It is purely a URL

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Assisted Solution

robocat earned 50 total points
ID: 20367489

In the iPlanet Administrator, edit your webserver and go to virtual server class -> manage ->virtual servers -> add virtual server (this path may differ depending on your version)

Add a new virtual server that listens to the url.

This virtual server will have a document root directory associated with it. In this directory, put a html file as suggested above.


Expert Comment

ID: 21122857
For URL redirection, you need to make necesary entry in obj.conf file in the iPlanet web server.

Do let me know if you would need sample entries?.


Expert Comment

ID: 21123542
Here is the sample code that can do the job.

<Client urlhost="">
NameTrans fn="redirect" from="/" url-prefix=""

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