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From "Bill Stoddard" <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject Re: Listen vs. Port
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2001 12:06:36 GMT

> On Thu, 9 Aug 2001, Cliff Woolley wrote:
>
> > On Thu, 9 Aug 2001, Doug MacEachern wrote:
> >
> > > if Listen is used to set the server port, and Port is not configured,
> > > ap_get_server_port returns the default port (80).  this breaks mod_dir
> > > redirects if Listen is something other than 80.
> >
> > I thought that was the whole point of the Port directive in the first
> > place.
> >
>
> Sorry for stating the obvious, I missed the point of your message.  The
> answer is still that this is the expected behaviour, though, at least
> according to my reading of the docs for the Listen directive, which say:
>
> "Note that you may still require a Port directive so that URLs that Apache
> generates that point to your server still work."
>
> <shrug>
>

Bleh... We've had this discussion before and I think the conclusion was to get rid of the
Port directive entirely.  The behaviour Doug reports is nonintuitive in the extreme and
should be eliminated IHO.

Bill



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