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From Khoa Nguyen <khoa.cof...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Host header field: How is it enforced or not at all?
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2005 21:19:58 GMT
Thank you. That does the trick quite nicely!

Khoa

On 8/18/05, Ivan Barrera A. <Bruce@ivn.cl> wrote:
> 
> Khoa Nguyen wrote:
> > Thanks for your quick response. I have tried to configure two name-based
> > virtual hosts on my server machine: server5.com <http://server5.com> <
> http://server5.com> and
> > server6.com <http://server6.com> <http://server6.com>. In the request,
I 
> specified "Host:
> > whatever.com <http://whatever.com> <http://whatever.com>". The server

> still sends a page back
> > from server5.com <http://server5.com> <http://server5.com>. How do I

> enforce the server to
> > send some negative message (e.g. 404 Not Found) back to the client if
> > the Host: field value is not configured on the server as a virtual host?
> 
> 
> In apache, you must create a default vhost which points to an error 
> message.
> The first virtual host becomes the default, so define a virtual host
> before www.server5.com <http://www.server5.com> that points to the page 
> containing the message.
> 
> ;)
> 
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Khoa
> >
> > On 8/18/05, *Ivan Barrera A.* <Bruce@ivn.cl <mailto:Bruce@ivn.cl>> 
> wrote:
> >
> > Khoa Nguyen wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I don't quite understand the use of the Host: header field in HTTP 1.1
> > > request. For example, I wrote a simple script to connect to
> > > www.google.com <http://www.google.com> <http://www.google.com>
<
> http://www.google.com> on
> > port 80. After the connection,
> > > I send the following GET request:
> > >
> > > GET / HTTP/1.1
> > > Host: whatever.com <http://whatever.com> <http://whatever.com>
<
> http://whatever.com>
> > > ...
> > >
> > > The web server doesn't seem to care what I put in the Host field and
> > > always returns the google home page. Is this behaviour acceptable?
> > Why a
> > > HTTP 1.1 web server insists on the presence of a Host field but
> > doesn't
> > > seem to do any kind of checking on it?
> >
> > What if you have the same index for all vhosts ?
> > What if you are using just 1 vhost (so, the default one) ?
> >
> > It isn't a matter of HTTP/1.1 spec. It is a matter on how you configure
> > your webserver.
> >
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Khoa
> >
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