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From James Sutherland <>
Subject RE: [patch-final 1.3.13] defaulted servername
Date Wed, 14 Jun 2000 20:21:39 GMT
On Wed, 14 Jun 2000, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Here is the final patch... it gets around several otherwise fatal
> errors by using a numeric IP hostname.  Failure of gethostname()
> is compensated by the host name "".  In all cases (unlike
> the current code) their assumption is reported and logged as an
> error, to push them to properly set the ServerName directive.
> *Please* review and vote... I agree with the assertion that the
> users should RTFM... but that doesn't always happen, even in Unix :-)
> These error messages are more comprehensive, and I've localized all
> the changes to the ap_get_local_host function.

+1, if I have a say in things - RTFM is all well and good, but defaults
should still be as sane as possible :-)


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