httpd-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Gregg Donley <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Problem with multiple virtual hosts and dynamic dns
Date Sat, 26 Jul 2003 05:07:45 GMT
Thanks Joshua and Jeff for the responses. My domains are registered 
though registerfly and they provide
what they call "URL Framing" but I am not sure about the specifics of 
how that works. The dynamic dns
I am currently using is though, but I have considered trying 
some others so see if that makes any
difference. I guess I don't understand exactly what information apache 
uses to select the virtual host. I
though it was something in the http request that was sent by the client, 
but I could be wrong. As for the
back-slashes mentioned in the other response, I don't think they are an 
issue on a windows box, they've
always worked fine for me.

I think I'll try to sniff some packets with and without the dynamic dns 
and see what changed.

Thanks for the replys.


Joshua Slive wrote:

>On Fri, 25 Jul 2003, Gregg Donley wrote:
>>I have three domains for which I am hosting websites on my windows box.
>>All three domains
>>use url framing to point to the same dynamic dns host.  The problem is
>>that apache seems
>>unable to distinguish between the three domains and access the correct
>>virtual host container, it
>>sends them all to the default virtual host.  Creating an additional
>>virtual host with the name of the
>>dynamic dns host confirms that apache is seeing that host name rather
>>than the host specified by the
>>client.  Is this the expected behavior?  It there a way to have multiple
>>domains point to the same
>>dynamic dns host and still have apache distiguish between them and
>>direct them to different
>>virtual hosts?
>You need to describe exactly how the url framing and "pointing" is
>working.  There are many variations on this.
>>>From your description, I would guess that the domains don't actually point
>at your server; they point at another server that then sends a frameset
>which in turn sources a frame using your IP address.  If this is true,
>then it will not work with virtual hosts.
>Look at it from apache's perspective.  All apache sees is the request
>coming in on the IP address.  There is no way for apache to know that the
>original request was from a different hostname.
>The official User-To-User support forum of the Apache HTTP Server Project.
>See <URL:> for more info.
>To unsubscribe, e-mail:
>   "   from the digest:
>For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message