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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@organic.com>
Subject Re: Virtual Domains
Date Thu, 13 Jun 1996 23:24:25 GMT

I think he wants the functionality provided by the "BindAddress"
directive, no?

	Brian

On Thu, 13 Jun 1996, Randy Terbush wrote:
> I don't entirely understand what you are asking for, but I think
> one confusion here is that 'Bind' is not required for a VHost 
> config.
> 
> 
> > As I am new to the list, this could already have been covered... But I was
> > wondering, (and I could be so wrong in this that you will all hate me
> > forever!) why when doing Virtual IPs you can't bind to the actual IPs of
> > the virtual domains individually.  In other words, whenever I've setup
> > an apache server with virtual domains, I always remember using * as the
> > bind to address.
> > 
> > My question/suggestion is to allow each virtual domain to specify a bind-to
> > address that is thrown into a select() call when waiting for connections
> > instead of binding to all ips on the system.
> > 
> > Reasoning?  Damn, everything has to have a reason eh?  Well, there is a good
> > reason.  When a particular server get's overloaded, it's nice to be able
> > to break up the responsibility to multiple servers.  Actually, the only time
> > I ran into this "problem" was when either NCSA or one of the early Apache's
> > wouldn't let me specify more than 10 virtual domains at a time. (I could
> > find no hard-coded limit, so it seemed a bit obscure...)  And I could not
> > run another web server with multiple domains because the first one would
> > bind to * and that would be all she wrote.
> > 
> > So the reasons might be weak, but the idea/concept (IMHO) is a good one.
> > That way you can regulate which ips get listened on, etc.
> > 
> > Michael Douglass
> > Texas Networking, Inc.
> > 
> > 
> >   "To be a saint is to be an exception; to be a true man is the rule.
> >    Err, fail, sin if you must, but be upright.  To sin as little as
> >    possible is the law for men; to sin not at all is a dream for angels."
> > 
> >               - Victor Hugo, "Les Miserables"
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 

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