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From Aman Raheja <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Need assitance with configuring apache2 to allow access to website files
Date Mon, 20 Sep 2004 18:31:04 GMT
GH wrote:

>I am new to apache and need some help.
>I have apache2 on linux  which installed apache for me during the
>linux installation. I am trying to configure it so that my other
>computers on my network can access the files from the server.  (exact
>version of the server is: This site is powered by:
>Apache-AdvancedExtranetServer/2.0.48 (Mandrake Linux/6mdk)
>mod_perl/1.99_11 Perl/v5.8.3 mod_ssl/2.0.48 OpenSSL/0.9.7c PHP/4.3.4!)
>I would  like to do the following:
>#1: Allow users on another computer on the network to use a name
>instead of the ip address to access the server ... i.e on the windows
>based test server we can use http://cloak-dagger/ to access my website
>files from within my network
Well, for other systems on the network to find your web server by name 
is a matter of DNS / hosts files

>#2: Allow it so that I can change "default files" for each site (sub directory
You need to look at the Directory directive.

>Can anyone please help me with this?
>Also, if anyone knows of a _good _ tutorial for Apache2 could you
>plesae let me know.
Apache's website has all the documentation you could need.
Try google or mailing lists archives for specif questions.

Aman Raheja

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