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From "manav" <ma...@glue.umd.edu>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache for user account
Date Fri, 30 Aug 2002 02:41:34 GMT

well the diff httpd.conf and different port works well for the most part,
just that the httpd script somehow writes a pid file in /var/lock and that
sorta overlaps, how do I get it to write it to users home dir?
I changed the httpd.conf file but it still writes in the /var/lock directory

:-(

----- Original Message -----
From: "John K. Sterling" <john@sterls.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Apache for user account


> On Thursday, August 29, 2002, at 07:53 PM, Chris Taylor wrote:
>
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> > Well, if it's an "intranet" type thing.......hmmm.
> >
> > I would consider using one Apache thing with an Alias for everyone's
> > webroot. This way you run one Apache and get in via:
> >
> > http://www.example.com/jane/ etc. Obviously far easier to update
> > Apache etc. There are (many) other solutions. If you have a lot of
> > users (>50 or so?) then writing an Alias for each one would be
> > undesirable, but I'm sure someone here could suggest something
> > similar.
> >
>
> hmm, i don't know if that is good advice in this situation.  If you
> want each user to truly have their own webserver that they can stop and
> start, then the different port solution is probably best.  This would
> usually apply to users that are developers or have specific config
> information that they would want to control.  If, however, these users
> are just displaying static content or cgis (and don't need special
> configuration for their server) then mod_userdir would probably help
> you out (and no aliasing needed).
>
> sterling
>
>
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