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From Sean McCleary <sean.mccle...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [cli-users@httpd] Configuring directory
Date Fri, 17 Dec 2004 20:12:24 GMT
Hey Bill, it worked!  Thanks a million!  It was your second
suggestion, with the trailing slash on "Alias" and no trailing slash
on "AspNetMount" ... looks like it's running smoothly now!

thanks!


On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 12:01:57 -0600, William A. Rowe, Jr.
<wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> At 02:12 AM 12/17/2004, Sean McCleary wrote:
> >Hi all, question on config:
> >
> >The example docs say how to get ASPX files running in c:\StoreCSVS,
> >and aliasing that to /Store/CSVS.
> >
> >And that works forme.
> >
> >So uh... what if I want my ASPX files to just be in the "/" directory?
> > i.e. I want people to get to http://myhost/index.aspx .
> >
> >I've tried Aliasing "/" to "c:\StoreCSVS", AspNetMounting "/" to
> >"c:\StoreCSVS", and setting my DocumentRoot to "c:\StoreCSVS" but it
> >doesn't work.  Should it be?  Do I always need to have some kind of
> >prefix in the URI, like "http://myhost/ASPXFilesGoHere/index.aspx"?  I
> >think I am not understanding something.
> 
> First, Apache alias directive requires that you slash terminate
> both the origin and target, e.g. / to /foo/.  Aliasing / to /foo
> means that /bar -> /foobar, not /foo/bar as you would be proper.
> 
> Second, AspNetMount does some tricks to strip off the trailing
> slashes.  What I believe happened is that we stripped the one
> and only slash from the origin URI, which is not cool.
> 
> Try
> 
> Alias / "c:/StoreCSVS/"
> AspNetMount / "c:/StoreCSVS/"
> 
> -or-
> 
> Alias / "c:/StoreCSVS/"
> AspNetMount / "c:/StoreCSVS"
> 
> and in the meantime, I'll investigate.
> 
> There is some trickery, in the ASP.NET core code, where it tries
> to access the base directory by name.  It seems (IIRC) that the
> trailing slashes were a bad thing when initializing the host,
> because it confounded ASP.NET's introspection of the base
> directory itself.
> 
> Bill
> 
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