I have a clent who would like to obfuscate the URL endpoints to discourage bot activity that targets stock Magento installations.
So, for example, the URL:
would be more like:
This can't just be a redirect, because the old URL must not work in any way to prevent bots from trying to hit it. So, any attempts at the stock Magento URL need to fail without exception, and only the customized URL will work.