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Subject [users@httpd] Any problems deleting all "_default_" VirtualHosts?
Date Sun, 29 Oct 2006 14:42:39 GMT

I was wondering if anyone has tried deleting/commenting out ALL of the "_default_" VirtualHost
sections in httpd.conf/ssl.conf?

Does doing this cause any problems with Apache?

One of my colleagues has suggested that doing this helps secure Apache, because then Apache
wouldn't process any requests that don't match our other <VirtualHost> sections, but
my read of the Apache docs, e.g.,, is that it doesn't
prevent Apache from processing requests not matching any VirtualHost sections, but rather
just causes Apache to process those requests from the "main server".

Also, when we tried that (deleting the "_default_" sections), I *think* (but am not sure)
that we may have been seeing some behavior where Apache would "slow down", i.e., serve content
very slowly.


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