Xru - 2012-09-25

Hi dear forum participants,

I have an issue adding rule exception to mod_security configuration files. Exception should bypass DEFINED rule-id for DEFINED ARGUMENT, when the DEFINED ARGUMENT(php variable in the request) equals SPECIFIC VALUE
Example: www.somedomain.com/index.php?VARIABLE=VALUE

Here is the resulting rule after documentation reveiw:

SecRule ARGS_NAMES:VARIABLE "@eq VALUE" "phase:1,t:none,nolog,pass,ctl:ruleUpdateTargetById=981173;!ARGS:VARIABLE"

When I add the string to the mod_security 15 config file,
apache won't start.

What could be the cause?