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From Fabien COELHO <>
Subject Re: patch to force name virtual hosts
Date Mon, 15 Nov 1999 09:12:29 GMT

> I'm having a hard time understanding why you need a patch. Why not
> just do this?:
> <VirtualHost>
> ServerName
> DocumentRoot /path/to/local/root/of/apache/if/any
> ...
> </VirtualHost>

Maybe a I missed something, but:

I don't think that doing this would make the name virtual host mecanism
chose this virtual host configuration. It's a ip-based virtual host, that
is any request on is sent to this host, but not especially those
with "Host:" header. Or even if it is a name virtual host
configuration, the virtual name is "", not "".

ServerName is just used for the server output, e.g. redirects, not for 
chosing a virtual host. If you want a name virtual host, the current
directive only allows virtual hosts the name of which resolves to a local
ip interface.

Fabien Coelho ___ ___

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