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From Ann Hopkins <seash...@handypaws.com>
Subject [users@httpd] Stupid Question: Canonical Name Rewrite Location
Date Thu, 03 May 2007 18:36:22 GMT
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I have a server with multiple hosts names on one IP address. I have
figured out from all the searches I made that I can do rewrite the
other hosts names to "correct" the address to "www".

ServerName www.example.com:80
ServerName a.example.com:80
ServerName b.example.com:80
ServerName c.example.com:80
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.example\.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^/(.*) http://www.example.com/$1 [L,R]


My question is all the examples I have seen are within a "Virtual
Host" directive.  I don't see any problem with making it global as I
only have one IP address to worry about.

My stupid question is:

Why "Virtual Host"?  Is there some sort of security issue with
having the "RewriteEngine on" in the master file?

I would appreciate someone giving me an answer either way.


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