Maintenance mode for all but my ip

Ian Evans ianevans at
Sat Dec 7 20:37:11 UTC 2013

On 2013-12-07 15:31, B.R. wrote:
> ​Hello,​
> On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 6:31 PM, Ian Evans <ianevans at
> [1]> wrote:
>> Thanks. Ill give this a spin. Is there anyway to still trigger the
>> mapping based on the existence of a maintenance.whatever file? Just
>> thinking of the ease of quickly touching the maintenance file to
>> trigger the mapping as opposed to fiddling with the conf and
>> reloading each time you want to do some quick testing.
> By giving it 30 seconds of intensive thinking, I am sure you could
> figure this out by yourself, considering you already provided the if
> (-f ***) {...} trick.
> Since the
> [2]if
> directive works in server blocks, you could enclose the rewrite rule
> in it to only apply maintenance mode based on the presence (or the
> absence?) of a specific file.

Sorry...too many late nights during this migration/upgrade. So I can 
just place the "rewrite ^.*$ $target" into my 'if'. I'll give it a whirl 
as soon as I get some caffeine. :-)

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