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From "Arthur DiSegna" <>
Subject [users@httpd] NameVirtualHost / VirtualHost Scenario
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2005 21:18:50 GMT

I have been thinking about the setup I am working on and wanted to run a
scenario by the list gurus.

My plan is to setup a production apache server with a single IP address
bound to the interface.

A private non routable address will be assigned to the Apache Server.

There will be two public domain names assigned to one public routable IP

For example; = and

All requests will pass through a firewall with bound to
firewall's external interface

The firewall will redirect all the requests with a destination port of
80 to the internal IP bound to the Apache server's interface.

The primary purpose of the Apache server is primarily for downloads and
A web browser is hardly used to get the files.

My question:

Some clients have scripts that check the box every 5 minutes to check
for a particular file. 

What happens to the client who writes a script pointing to the public IP
address instead of the FQDN of the one server. 

The VirtualHost configuration takes advantage of host headers which
don't appear in a direct IP based requests.

????????  Will I have to redo my .conf file to include both IP addresses

Thanks in advance

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