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From "Stone, Timothy" <tst...@cityofhbg.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] mod-redirect, mod-alias and seeking feedback... [CLOSED]
Date Wed, 22 Jan 2003 16:32:06 GMT
Reposting with corrected subject line and removing ServerAlias.

Just not enough coffee this morning. ;)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stone, Timothy 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 11:08 AM
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: RE: [users@httpd] mod-redirect, mod-alias and seeking
> feedback...
> 
> 
> And I learn a little each day with Apache...
> 
> Okay, I now know that I *cannot* use 'ServerAlias' in the 
> global context of the configuration, this of course is per 
> the Apache 2.x documentation (I do RTFM, but I missed this detail).
> 
> 'ServerAlias' is intended for name based VH.
> 
> Thanks to all with any futher information on getting my 
> server to answer to all the domains, but display a single URL 
> to the client.
> 
> Tim
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Stone, Timothy 
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:50 AM
> > To: users@httpd.apache.org
> > Subject: [users@httpd] mod-redirect, mod-alias and seeking 
> feedback...
> > 
> > 
> > List,
> > 
> > I'm on the fence with using mod-redirect because of perceived 
> > overhead, and the documented overhead, but I think it best 
> > fits my scenario. However, I'm thinking that mod-alias might 
> > also work. I'm seeking feedback so...
> > 
> > Here's my scenario
> > 
> > I have five (5) domain names... all point to the same server. 
> > To accomplish this I have in the httpd.conf:
> > 
> > ServerName www.primaryName.com
> > ServerAlias www.secondaryName0.com
> > ServerAlias www.secondaryName1.com
> > ServerAlias www.secondaryName2.com
> > ServerAlias www.secondaryName3.com
> > 
> > I think this handles the part where the server answers to all 
> > the domain names.
> > 
> > Now, one (1) vhost resides on this server. It acts as a 
> > round-robin DNS "load-sharing" server and inherits 
> > *everything* from the global configuration except an 
> > error_log. The server aliases should inherit as well as I 
> > understand it.
> > 
> > To complete this setup, I want all of the answering domain 
> > names to display in the client as "http://www.primaryName.com"
> > 
> > I'm intending to accomplish this in the global configuration with:
> > 
> > RewriteEngine on
> > RewriteRule ^(.+)$ http://www.primaryName.com/$1 [R=permanent]
> > 
> > As I understand it this should work, but I have not tested it 
> > in production. This RewriteRule should inherit to the vhost 
> > as well, correct?
> > 
> > Finally, can mod-alias do this without the overhead?
> > 
> > Looking forward to hearing from the experiences of others. 
> > Thanks in advance for all suggestions and comments.
> > 
> > 
> > Warmest Regards,
> > Tim
> > 
> > --
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> > 
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