XF 1.5 404 redirects

thomas1

Active member
We receive an awful lot of 404 hits to /forum/node.nodeid and would like to redirect them. I am sure it's a trivial matter, but what would be the rewrite rules on Apache?

/forum/NODE.NODE-ID/forum/threads/THREAD-TITLE.THREAD-ID/

to

/forum/threads/THREAD-TITLE.THREAD-ID/

Thank you for your help!
 

thomas1

Active member
I'd appreciate any pointers, we have over 35,000 404 hits a day and need to redirect them. Could anyone help us with the following rewrites:

/forum/china-news-practical.144/forum/threads/chinas-air-pollution-again-at-danger-levels.51193/

to

/forum/threads/chinas-air-pollution-again-at-danger-levels.51193/
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
Do you know where the links are coming from to generate the 404s? Can you reproduce it? Usually, this is down to bots who don't account for a <base> tag, so this isn't affecting real users.
 

thomas1

Active member
Thanks Mike, and you were right. Those were/are mostly Chinese bots which, I guess, wouldn't respect robots.txt either. Have to ban a few IP ranges tonight.

Thanks again!
 
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