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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Virtual Hosts
Date Thu, 18 Feb 2010 23:36:47 GMT

On 18 Feb 2010, at 15:30, Noah Slater wrote:

> What happens when the Host header is absent? Does it default to the first one in the
file, like Apache httpd?

The default case (when there is no Host header (HTTP 1.0) or the host header doesn't match
any vhost) is to act as if the bind-address + port were called, just like before.

Cheers
Jan
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> 
> On 18 Feb 2010, at 23:23, Jan Lehnardt wrote:
> 
>> Hi dev@,
>> 
>> I added virtual host handling to CouchDB. I have a Github branch for you to check
out:
>> 
>> http://github.com/janl/couchdb/commits/vhosts
>> 
>> Alternatively, here's a full diff including etap tests: 
>> 
>> http://www.friendpaste.com/6B5dQU1fb27boOvxhm2nhf
>> 
>> From local.ini:
>> 
>> ; To enable Virtual Hosts in CouchDB, add a vhost = path directive. All requests
to
>> ; the Virual Host will be redirected to the path. In the example below all requests
>> ; to http://example.com/ are redirected to /database.
>> ; If you run CouchDB on a specific port, include the port number in the vhost:
>> ; example.com:5984 = /database
>> 
>> [vhosts]
>> ;example.com = /database/
>> 
>> In combination with Benoit's rewriter, this allows you to create virtual hosts with

>> really pretty URLs. 
>> 
>> The CouchDB default behaviour isn't changed. CouchDB simply inspects a
>> request's `Host:` header and maps it against any defined virtual hosts. If a
>> match is found, CouchDB will make an internal redirect much like the rewriter.
>> 
>> I did a stupid A/B test with Apache Bench and couldn't see any performance
>> degradation. Feel free to prove me wrong :)
>> 
>> I'd like to commit this to trunk and also backport to 0.11. What do you think?
>> 
>> Thanks for you feedback.
>> 
>> Cheers
>> Jan
>> --
>> 
> 


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