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From "Jeff Cohen" <apa...@gej-it.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] VirtualDirectory
Date Thu, 30 Jan 2003 05:00:35 GMT
Thanks Zac, with a bit of changes and customization I solved my problem, now
I'll customize the directives for him and send it to him.

Jeff Cohen

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Zac Stevens [mailto:zts@cryptocracy.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 9:27 PM
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] VirtualDirectory
> 
> On Thu, Jan 30, 2003 at 12:56:11AM +0100, Subzero wrote:
> > I can't run the script from the cgi-bin dir itself.. itäs a ikonboard
> forum
> > that i am trying to make the VirtualDrectory for.. instead of
> > www.domain.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ i want forum.domain.com..
> > So, i need to have the ikonboard.pl file in the cgi-bin/ikonboard/ dir..
> > but the wierd thing is, that when i use www.domain.com/cgi-
> bin/ikonboard/ it
> > works perfect and when i use forum.domain.com it doesn't process the
> file..
> 
> This thread seems to be a little bit confused, but I'll throw my 2 cents
> in
> and hope I don't muddy the waters further :)
> 
> First, a quick note - there is no such thing as a "VirtualDirectory" in
> Apache.  I understand this to be an IIS term roughly equivalent to
> Apache's
> 'Alias', but that doesn't really make sense in the context you're using
> it.
> 
> Now, there's two ways of solving the problem at hand.  The first is using
> VirtualHosts, while the second uses mod_rewrite.  I don't use mod_rewrite
> much, so I tend to use VHosts in this situation.
> 
> Generally speaking, I would not create a VHost whose DocumentRoot was
> located underneath another VHost's DocumentRoot.  It is conceptually
> simpler to be able to see a VirtualHost as an entirely separate entity in
> its own right.  eg,
> 
> # main server
> C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\htdocs
> C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\cgi-bin
> # forums
> C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\forum\htdocs
> C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\forum\cgi-bin
> 
> ...and so on.  In your case, where you need a VirtualHost to run a single
> CGI (more or less), a separate cgi-bin is not required.  I think something
> along the lines of the following would probably work:
> 
> <VirtualHost *>
>    ServerName dir.domain.com
>    ServerAdmin webmaster@dir.domain.com
> 
>    DocumentRoot "C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache/forum/"
> 
>    ErrorLog logs/dir.domain.com-error_log
>    CustomLog logs/dir.domain.com-access_log common
> 
>    <Directory "C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache/forum/">
> 	Options -Indexes +ExecCGI
> 	AddHandler cgi-script .pl
>    </Directory>
> </VirtualHost>
> 
> You would then put the ikonboard files into the path specified as the
> DocumentRoot above.
> 
> That's the VirtualHosting option.
> 
> As for mod_rewrite, you would keep a single VirtualHost and add a
> ServerAlias for 'dir.domain.com'.  Then you would need a couple of rules
> to
> proxy requests for http://dir.domain.com/ to
> http://www.domain.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ - the documentation for
> mod_rewrite includes a number of good examples, so if you're interested in
> going down this path you can probably find something there.
> 
> 
> Zac
> 
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