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How do you troubleshoot Apache redirects in production? I know there's a logging feature somewhere that lets you log all the redirects that happen...

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To log what's going on in the mod_rewrite module you need to set RewriteLog and RewriteLogLevel:

RewriteLog         /path/to/mod_rewrite.log
RewriteLogLevel    2

in your Apache config (you can't set them in your .htaccess).

Note that logging has changed in Apache 2.4.

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This will not work if they are actual Redirects and not RewriteRules. –  Vinko Vrsalovic May 22 '09 at 18:00
Very true, I was making the assumption that he was using mod_rewrite :) –  Nathan May 22 '09 at 20:09

I generally create my own verbose CustomLog. In it, I include the HTTP Response header Location

I also include other things such as the response time and HTTP Request header X-Forwarded-For, amongst a select other few things.

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