Is it possible to let Apache automatically return a 404 page for a single URL using the Location tag?
<Location "/some/url"> # ??? </Location>
Solutions without mod_rewrite or any other modules preferred.
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
The only solution "without any modules", is to not have the resource exist. If the location doesn't exist, then it Apache will return a 404.
Otherwise, you will need to use mod_alias or mod_rewrite. mod_alias is the simpler and more efficient solution:
Redirect 404 /your/url/path
You use this inside your vhost, there is no need to put it in a Location block.
You can also use the
RedirectMatch directive if you don't want to match URLs below
RedirectMatch 404 ^/your/url/path$
This and more can be read in the mod_alias documentation
Apparently you can use a
RewriteRule for this (make sure your RewriteEngine is enabled):
RewriteRule ^/forbidden_ /nonexistent [L]
Got this information from "return 404 for specific url?" in the Apache mailing list archives.