Blog in 2013

Miscellaneous notes that are mostly not research-related

How to prevent the random 302 redirect imposed by GoDaddy

The “random 302 redirect” that affected this site from Sep 3 to 12 was very disrupting. How does this random 302 redirect work? For example, if a requested URL was mysite.com/blog, the random 302 redirect would automatically change it to mysite.com/XXXXX/blog, where XXXXX are five random letters. The number 302 is an HTTP response code that tells the browsers or the search engine crawlers the originally requested URL is “Moved Temporarily”.

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