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From Wilfredo Sanchez <>
Subject Fully qualified names
Date Fri, 23 Oct 1998 00:17:22 GMT
  Apache currently will refuse to start up if it can't determine the fully qualified
hostname for the local host unless you specify ServerName.  This makes a
lot of sense when you are on the Internet, since a non-qualified name sent
to a browser in a different domain would prove problematic.

  But, if you have a local LAN--say, in a classroom--then there may be no
domain to speficy, and the "unqualified" name is the correct thing.  It would
be nice if Apache users didn't have to hard-code a name in the the config
file in this case, where they may be no DNS in use.

  What do people think about that?  I'd like to remove this failure case, but I
imagine that there may be some disagreement here.


	      Wilfredo Sanchez | | 408.974-5174
	Apple Computer, Inc., 1 Infinite Loop 302.4K, Cupertino, CA 95014
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