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From "Warhurst, SI (Spencer) " <S.I.Warhu...@rl.ac.uk>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Sub-domains
Date Mon, 16 Sep 2002 14:58:11 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich Bowen [mailto:rbowen@rcbowen.com]
> Sent: 16 September 2002 15:36
> To: 'users@httpd.apache.org'
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Sub-domains
> 
> 
> On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Warhurst, SI (Spencer)  wrote:
> 
> > I'm running Apache 2.40 on Win2k and we have a domain - 
> mailtalk.ac.uk. If I
> > wanted a series of domains like this:
> >
> > list1.mailtalk.ac.uk
> > list2.mailtalk.ac.uk
> > etc
> >
> > How would I go about it? Is there a way to achieve this 
> with just Apache
> > itself or would I need to involve our network team & get 
> them to manage a
> > list of sub-domains on their DNS server?
> 
> Names must be resolved via DNS before the request will even be seen by
> the Apache server. Apache does not do any name resolution. Adding
> virtual hosts does not make names resolve.
> 
> Or, as fajita says on the #apache irc channel ...
> 
> <fajita> Creating virtual host configurations on your Apache 
> server does
> not magically cause DNS entries to be created for those host 
> names. You
> *must* have the names in DNS, resolving to your IP address, or nobody
> will be able to see your web site.

Ahhh.. I thought it might have been possible to do something like specify a
wildcard at the DNS end, so that *.mailtalk.ac.uk maps to the server IP and
then some sort of aliasing in the httpd.conf. but obviously not :)

Spencer

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