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From BAO RuiXian <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] where would i configure an alias
Date Mon, 10 Mar 2003 22:27:52 GMT
The following is taken from the apache manual.


Alias Directive

                   Maps URLs to filesystem locations
                   Alias URL-path file-path|directory-path
                   server config, virtual host

     The Alias directive allows documents to be stored in the local
filesystem other than under the DocumentRoot. URLs with a
     (%-decoded) path beginning with url-path will be mapped to local
files beginning with directory-filename.


            Alias /image /ftp/pub/image

     A request for http://myserver/image/foo.gif would cause the server
to return the file /ftp/pub/image/foo.gif.

     Note that if you include a trailing / on the url-path then the
server will require a trailing / in order to expand the alias. That is,
if you use
     Alias /icons/ /usr/local/apache/icons/ then the url /icons will not
be aliased.

     Note that you may need to specify additional <Directory> sections
which cover the destination of aliases. Aliasing occurs before
     <Directory> sections are checked, so only the destination of
aliases are affected. (Note however <Location> sections are run
     through once before aliases are performed, so they will apply.)

Rob Landry wrote:
> I understand that I must use an alias to utilize files in my D:\ drive,
> however I am not sure how to make the server see the D:\ drive.  I think
> that I am supposed to add a <directory> so that it the D:\ drive is seen.
> Please help me with this setup as I am not totally understanding how to do
> this.  Where in my .conf file am I supposed to add these lines?  Any help
> that can be provided would be most appreciated.
> --Rob

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