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I have an Apache2 server with various virtual servers running. For SEO purposes, anything that does not match www.mydomain.com is automatically redirected to www.mydomain.com.

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.mydomain\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mydomain.com$1 [R=301,L]

This is working fine but I want to monitor status of the apache server by calling http://localhost/server-status?auto

The problem is that this is redirecting to http://www.mydomain.com/server-status which is not a valid URL. What additional redirect can I add to avoid this problem? Or is there some other way this can be tackled?

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RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/server-status
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.mydomain\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mydomain.com$1 [R=301,L]
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Thank you for the answer. But this didn't help me. The issue was a bit of complication with DocumentRoot pointing to /var/www/mydomain, access rights for /server-status location (Allow from instead of Allow from localhost) and then adding a special virtual host for localhost. –  sayeed Feb 27 '11 at 13:17

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