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From "Robert Andersson" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Dump httpd.conf setup question...
Date Mon, 30 Sep 2002 07:43:57 GMT
MessageAs a partial web developer myself, I would suggest another approach.
I always like to use absolute addressing, so I just hate user dirs. So why
don't you set up your sites under development as normal virtual hosts, and
1) alter your system32\drivers\etc\hosts file to include fony domain names
for them, or
2) get a domain name that has a wild card record pointing to your machine
(ie * You could also use a service like for

Robert Andersson

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Stewart Gilray
> To:
> Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2002 11:08 PM
> Subject: [users@httpd] Dump httpd.conf setup question...
> I know I'm coming over as a complete beginner with this mail,
> but this single question has been puzzling me for almost a year
> now, I've searched the web, I've asked others, but somehow
> no one, either a) knows, or b) can tell me...
> I run an apache 1.3 server from my house, where I have
> around 4 (quiet) websites running, they've all got their own
>domain > names, so I use the virtual host stuff...
> My problem is when I develop websites, and I don't have a
> domain for them, and I want to use the /~user/ address I
> can't get the cgi-bin for each of the /~user/ to work, it keeps
> defaulting to the standard default usr/apache/cgi/ one, which
> I DON'T want it to use...
> I assume that the solution is either in the userdir stuff or as a
> general scriptalias, I at first DID assume it would of been
> like the userdir command of...
> <IfModule mod_userdir.c>
>     UserDir "k:/usr/users/*/public_html/"
> </IfModule>
> IE
> ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "k:/usr/users/*/cgi-bin/"
> But as I'm sure you know, doesn't work...
> Any ideas would be REALLY REALLY REALLY
> appreciated...
> As in the words of the list maintainer (and Bill and ted) be excellent to
each other ;-)
>     Stewart - aka Confused apache server duder.

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