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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Remove Port from httpd.conf
Date Mon, 10 Mar 2003 13:36:37 GMT
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On Sun, 9 Mar 2003, Joshua Slive wrote:

> On Sat, 8 Mar 2003, Rich Bowen wrote:
> > It has irritated me for a while that the default Apache 1.3
> > configuration contains the Port directive, when the documentation says
> > not to use it. Does anyone object to this:
> Could you point me to those docs?

I find that I'm now rather confused, as I can't find the actual doc
anywhere that says this. Although the documentation for Port itself now
confuses me a great deal. I think that I'm jumbling 2.x and 1.3 in my

> 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.

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