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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject UseCanonicalName considered harmful
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2002 20:53:04 GMT
I propose that an additional keyword be added to the
UseCanonicalName directive.. something like 'HostOnly'.

When enabled, UseCanonicalName causes the server to
create any server-self-referential URLs using the name
by which it knows itself -- as opposed to what the client
may have called it.  In many cases this is entirely
reasonable and good -- but it completely borks up the
ability to run on a non-default port.

So I suggest a refinement that allows the server to
canonicalise its hostname in self-referential URLs -- but
leave the port number alone, using whatever port received
the request.

So: UseCanonicalName {On|Off|DNS|HostOnly}
#ken	P-)}

Ken Coar, Sanagendamgagwedweinini  http://Golux.Com/coar/
Author, developer, opinionist      http://Apache-Server.Com/

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