Edit aFlex redirect rule to play a bit nicer with URL


I am hoping there is an aFlex solution for what I'm trying to do - I currently have an aFlex rule that is:

if { not([HTTP::host] equals "www.mydomain.com")} {
HTTP::respond 301 "Location" "http://www.mydomain.com"

Basically saying that if the user does not type www., a hard redirect will automatically happen and go to http://www.mydomain.com

This rule must remain the primary rule in my virtual service set, however this rule is conflicting with
an additional rule I am trying to add.

The additional rule that I am trying to get working is that when a user visits mydomain.com/abc-xyz, the
rule should redirect to http://wwww.mydomain.com/abc-xyz.

I have tried several different aFlex entries, however the rule listed above will automatically redirect to
http://www.mydomain.com, and does not keep the /abc-xyz.

I am willing to alter the original rule listed above to accomplish this if that is possible, as long as the original function is
also retained.


  • dshindshin Member
    edited October 2015
    So basically, both your rules will involve the client to go to “http://www.mydomain.com” but your additional rule is that it keeps the uri. Is that correct? Would it be possible to just add [HTTP::uri] to the end of the 301 response?

    when HTTP_REQUEST {
    if { not([HTTP::host] equals “www.mydomain.com”)} {
    HTTP::respond 301 “Location” “http://www.mydomain.com[HTTP::uri]

    Please try it and let me know if that works for you.

  • armundo_marmundo_m Member
    edited October 2015
    That did indeed work! Such a simple edit! Thanks!
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