Setup Apache Mod_Rewrite

Mod Rewrite is a bear. I want to do this

URL typed into browser http://www.dilithiumtoys.com/
Return http://www.dilithiumtoys.com/?sessionkey=blah or URL returned as text from custom filter

I have two filters in between though. Mod Security and a custom one. The Custom one generates the sessionkey or sends back the url that should be fetched.

I guess I would like to know is how to pass the URL generated by another filter to mod rewrite?
dilithiumtoysAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

ahoffmannCommented:
RewriteRule ^/*$ /?sessionkey=blah [L]
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
dilithiumtoysAuthor Commented:
How would I rewrite what I have? SecRule ENV:InfDoCmd "@eq Redirect" phase:2,nolog,redirect:%{ENV.InfDoVal}

I am only doing a redirect if the custom module tells mod_security to do so. I can change the custom filter to return a URL to follow always if that is required.

Currently if the user request meets the rules, we just pass the request along. There are no redirect or other type of actions below the statement above.

so entry to http://www.dilithiumtoys.com currently works in this way:

User is in China: redirect to http://www.dilithiumtoys.com/?e=601
User is looking for a bad directory: redirect to http://www.dilithiumtoys.com?e=401
User Passes: Do Nothing

Would I do this?
RewriteRule ^/*$ {ENV.SomeURL} [L]

Thanks in Advance

0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Apache Web Server

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.