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From Marc Slemko <ma...@znep.com>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src CHANGES
Date Wed, 31 May 2000 00:24:51 GMT
On 24 May 2000 stoddard@locus.apache.org wrote:

> stoddard    00/05/24 10:53:20
> 
>   Modified:    conf     httpd.conf-dist-win
>                src      CHANGES
>   Log:
>   Win32: Set ServerName to 127.0.0.1 in the default windows httpd.conf file.
>   PR: 5509, 5783, 5953, 5903, 5983, 5259, 5515, 5858
>   
>   Submitted by:	Oliver Wendemuth <owendemuth@ko.hbv.de>
>   
>   Revision  Changes    Path
>   1.37      +1 -1      apache-1.3/conf/httpd.conf-dist-win
>   
>   Index: httpd.conf-dist-win
>   ===================================================================
>   RCS file: /home/cvs/apache-1.3/conf/httpd.conf-dist-win,v
>   retrieving revision 1.36
>   retrieving revision 1.37
>   diff -u -r1.36 -r1.37
>   --- httpd.conf-dist-win	2000/05/09 22:46:42	1.36
>   +++ httpd.conf-dist-win	2000/05/24 17:53:18	1.37
>   @@ -230,7 +230,7 @@
>    # You will have to access it by its address (e.g., http://123.45.67.89/)
>    # anyway, and this will make redirections work in a sensible way.
>    #
>   -#ServerName new.host.name
>   +ServerName 127.0.0.1

ICK!

That is horrible.

Now anyone using Apache on Windows with non-local accesses will have a
broken system by default.  The worst part is that it will appear to work
on trivial use, but will break as soon as it has to send a redirect, etc.  
That isn't any good.  If we can't get a hostname from Apache, then the
user has to set it.  I don't see any workaround.  That is just how things
are.

If users are too dumb to be able to set it, then the answer is better
docs and a shotgun, not breaking the default config file.


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