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From Arturo P <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Virtual Hosts
Date Mon, 15 Dec 2003 23:39:51 GMT
Well Sir,

For starters...when on Linux and you're having a prob, most likely its
your fault. I've learnt that the hard way.

In response to your 'problem': Your copy of Apache and your browser work
just fine. Here's how your internet works:

- You enter a URL into your browser
- It does a DNS look up for the domain in the url you entered
- If the domain exists, the lookup returns the IP of that domain
- Your browser then attempts to connect to the webserver on that IP on
port 80 assuming you don't specify a port
- The webserver responds to that request

In your case that's exactly what happens. But since you don't own
'', the DNS lookup does not return the IP address of your
server. And so your Apache is never contacted by your browser.

The only way around this is to setup your own DNS server and get it to
respond lookup for '' with your servers IP address.

I personally just suggest that you purchase a domain name.

{As a boy I jumped through Windows, as a man I played with Penguins}

Matthew Williamson wrote:

>HELP!!!!! Before I go mad!  I Have successfully configured Apache on Red
>hat Linux 9, and have named my server  When I run
>this I get my Apache page to tell me that everything is working ok, and
>all is well with the world!
>It then turns sour when I attempt to set up a virtual host by running
>the apacheconf program and filling out all the information for a virtual
>host called I created a directory for it in
>/var/www/html/testbox wrote a test index.html file and saved it to it,
>changed the owner so it was me, blew all the permissions open etc, but
>it just wont work!  If I am on the internet it actually goes to a
>website called!  So i guess i have something wrong in
>the way I am directing the request?
>Please help as the instructions are to simple and I can't believe it
>wont work
>Best regards
>Matt(a soon to be ex linux convert at this rate!!
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