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From "Ivan Barrera A." <Br...@Ivn.cl>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Host header field: How is it enforced or not at all?
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2005 20:24:36 GMT
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> and
> server6.com <http://server6.com>. In the request, I specified "Host:
> whatever.com <http://whatever.com>". The server still sends a page back
> from 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 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> 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>
>     > ...
>     >
>     > 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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