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From Glen Lee Edwards <>
Subject Re: Virtual Hosting ??
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2002 21:53:27 GMT

I'm not familiar with lotus domino.  I'm using TWIG.  It's running off 
the web server, but is configured so that it accesses the mail off the 
mail server through the LAN (IMAP).  This way I only need to set up one 
web server.


On Wednesday 14 August 2002 04:54 am, Ian Stuart wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-08-14 at 10:23, G the B wrote:
> At the office we have three servers. SERVER 1 runs a http server for
> our web site on the port 80.
> SERVER 2  runs a http server for the webmail (lotus domino). The
> webmail server is at the moment not accessible from the web. I would
> like to make it accessible.
> In the rules of the main firewall that protects the LAN it is said
> that when an icoming connection comes on the port 80 it is forwarded
> to SERVER 1.
> Exp: When from your web browser you type  you get on
> the web site (on SERVER 1)
> Now we would like that when we type from outside the LAN  for example
>  we get a web page with the webmail server (only for
> the employees of the company).
> The easy answer (short on the nitty-gritty) is to set up
> to do proxy-ing, and to make a virtual
> host within it (make another DNS alias for whatever
> is alias'd to. ie ->
> && -> [You have set up
> as an alias, not an actual host name, haven't you?])
> Thus, when a request comes in for, it goes to the same
> physical server as The server recognises
> as a virual host, so uses the vhost config - which
> includes a proxy command for
> Kinda like this:
> <VirtualHost> # using IP, see dns-caveats.html manual page
>     ServerAdmin
>     ServerName
>     ErrorLog /path/mail_error_log
>     CustomLog /path/mail_access_log common
>     ProxyPass /
>     #
>     # is a seperate httpd
>     #
>     ProxyPassReverse /
> </VirtualHost>
> If you want access to an internal-only web server called
> using an external address of, you'll
> need to do stuff with the firewall - which is a different problem.
> NOTE: This has made no attempt to authenticate that the person trying
> to access the mail server is a valid user - that is a whole other
> problem
> :)

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