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From Ask Bjoern Hansen <...@develooper.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Remove Port from httpd.conf
Date Sat, 22 Mar 2003 13:12:02 GMT
On Mon, 10 Mar 2003, Rich Bowen wrote:

> > I was under the impression that Port was necessary in some situations,
> > in just the same way as ServerName.  For example, if you accept requests
> > on many ports, but you always want to issue redirects to one particular
> > port.
>
> This is not the case in practice. On my servers, I tend to run stuff on
> several ports - for testing purposes or whatnot - and I never use Port
> in my configurations, just Listen. However, I also always have
> UseCanonicalName Off, so I may be just a little confused here too. I'll
> experiment some more with this, and get back to you.

It's an issue when the server runs on a high port (say
127.0.0.1:8000), but users access it on port <routable ip>:80 (and
then forwarded by the kernel or a front end proxy).

Without the port statement, self referencing redirects (say from
/dir to /dir/) will go out with port 8000 on them.


 - ask

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