Looking through my server logs, I see that a lot of pages on my site are requesting favicon.ico, favicon.jpg, favicon.png, etc in a variety of different directories.

Instead of wading through each page to try to figure out where each incorrect request is coming from, I'm writing some apache redirect rules to change a request for any url containing "favicon" to redirect to /favicon.ico

My initial naive attempt was this:

RewriteRule favicon /favicon.ico [R=301,L]

But that meant that when you actually requested /favicon.ico it would send you into an infinite redirect loop.

Basically what I think I need is a regex which has this effect:

| Request                | Response     |
| favicon.png            | /favicon.ico |
| directory/favicon.png  | /favicon.ico |
| directory/favicon.ico  | /favicon.ico |
| favicon.ico            | <no match>   |

Accepted Answer

Try this

 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/favicon\.ico [NC] # if not already going to favicon.ico
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} favicon\.ico [NC] # edit this line to match your favicon matching regex
 RewriteRule (.*) http://www.domain.com.au/favicon.ico [R=301,L] #redirect to the real address
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